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New most popular breed

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So they just announced that Labs have been replaced by French Bulldogs as the most popular breed. I was quite pleased that after this announcement our local news station did a story on why French Bulldogs should not exist as a breed. They listed the myriad health problems starting with the fact that they cannot breed without AI or give birth without C sections, and going on to the many issues that make a lot of these dog live a miserable life. French and American Bulldogs are already banned in some countries.

They can be very sweet and funny little dogs, but at what price?
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I've seen posts by Frenchie breeders (good ones) saying that something like 95% of these new registrations are BYBs. I would totally believe that number. It's a very sad day for a breed that is already rife with health issues. Breathing is the big one, but I honestly couldn't say for sure if I have a single Frenchie patient without skin allergies. Also, both the males and females have reproductive issues.

Popularity is never good for any breed, but I'm afraid of what will happen to Frenchies over the next ten years. :/
I’ve seen a breeder, in Germany maybe, I can’t remember, who’s breeding Frenchies with longer muzzles. I don’t know if he’s a worthy breeder or ethical, but if all serious breeders were to decide to fix the breed, it could be done.

But nobody will, as long as judges give ribbons to Frenchies as they are now. Dog Clubs should be leaders in this transformation.
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