As from now the NVWA, Dutch Authorities for Animal Welfare (amongst others) can use the criteria drawn up by the University of Utrecht at a much more targeted level.
Pure breeds are looked upon very critically these days.
Recently a publication came online about problems of which the researchers assumed they might occur in short muzzled breeds more often then known.
In the world of pug owners and breeders many people disagree about how to breed and what actions to take.The board of the breed association Commedia believes action must be taken because the health
De mopshond. Een uniek hondenras, behorend bij de brachycefale rassen, de kortsnuiten. En over die kortsnuiten is veel te doen.
Het zat er al even aan te komen, maar de kogel lijkt nu dan toch door de kerk: er komen strengere regels voor het fokken van honden.
This article is written in response to the misinformation and gene pool destructive genetic testing that is currently going on in the French Bulldog breed regarding degenerative myelopathy (DM).