Health and welfare of Brachycephalic dogs: Breeding and caesarean section
Breeding and caesarean section
Published 10 February 2023
Concerns around breeding of brachycephalic breeds include the impact of extreme conformation on the welfare of the offspring along with concerns about the increased requirement for caesarean section to deliver the puppies.
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