Brachycephalic (or "short-nosed") dogs, such as the French bulldog, pug and British bulldog, are some of the most popular breeds in the UK. Popular flat-faced breeds include Boston terriers, pugs, Cavalier King Charles spaniels, French bulldogs, English bulldogs, shih tzus and boxers. However, these breeds have some serious inherent health problems. A core welfare message is "Stop and think before buying a flat-faced dog".

Our interactive infographic gives more detail on the related health issues of these breeds:

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