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Protect and Preserve Historical  Breeds

Protect and Preserve Historical Breeds

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This petition has been created by Mihail G. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
Mihail G.
started this petition to
Federation Cynologique Internationale - President Tamas Jakkel , Netherlands –Government
Netherlands new animal welfare rules applied to "short snout" breeds require radical changes in the anatomy of some historical breeds like Affenpinscher, Boston Terrier, English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Griffon Belge, Griffon Bruxellois, Peti Brabancon, Japanese Spaniel, King Charles Spaniel, Pug, Pekingese and Shih Tzu. In order to improve the respiratory problems of the branchycephalic breeds, they force the breeders to obtain practically new breeds with longer snout (skull-to-muzzle ratio) CFR>0,5. According to Cambridge University BOAS( brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome) study the snout length is just one of the causes and changing its size helps but does not solve the problem.The ultimate aim of this research is to improve the health and welfare of brachycephalic dogs by reducing the incidence of severe BOAS.
There are solutions related to mandatory tests and breeding of specimens that do not suffer from BOAS and we ask the Netherlands Government to change the existing law and impose new regulations to stop this desease but also protect and preserve those historical breeds.
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