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The English Bulldog is on trial in Norway. The future of the Bulldog hangs in the balance as the Norwegian Supreme Court decides whether breeding of this much-loved breed should be banned. The dogs have done nothing wrong; the fault lies with us. We may find extreme physical features like big eyes, very flat faces or deep skin folds on dogs cute but these traits can cause our dogs to suffer throughout their lives. In the UK we claim to be a nation of animal lovers. Yet we are breeding and buying dogs for their looks despite the evidence of harm. What is the cause of this problem and what should we do about it? Dr Helena Howe explores how the case for a ban reached the Norwegian Supreme Court and talks to leading experts in the field about how the law can help us to help dogs.  
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The English Bulldog is on trial in Norway. The future of the Bulldog hangs in the balance as the Norwegian Supreme Court decides whether breeding of this much-loved breed should be banned. The dogs have done nothing wrong; the fault lies with us. We may find extreme physical features like big eyes, very flat faces or deep skin folds on dogs cute but these traits can cause our dogs to suffer throughout their lives. In the UK we claim to be a nation of animal lovers. Yet we are breeding and buying dogs for their looks despite the evidence of harm. What is the cause of this problem and what should we do about it? Dr Helena Howe explores how the case for a ban reached the Norwegian Supreme Court and talks to leading experts in the field about how the law can help us to help dogs.  
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    Bulldog On Trial Ep. 1

    Bulldog On Trial Ep. 1

    Dr Helena Howe explores how the case for a ban of the English Bulldog reached the Norwegian Supreme Court and talks to leading experts in the field about how the law can better help us to help dogs. 
    Legal Advisory Group on Extreme Conformation in Dogs (LAGECDogs):
    https://www.alaw.org.uk/companion-animals/extreme-dog-conformation
    UK Brachycephalic Working Group: http://www.ukbwg.org.uk/
    Packer, RMA and O’Neill, D (eds), Health and Welfare of Brachycephalic (Flat-Faced) Companion
    Animals: A Complete Guide for Veterinary and Animal Professionals (Taylor & Francis Group 2021)
    Packer, R.M.A., O’Neill, D.G., Fletcher, F., Farnworth, M.J., 2019. Great expectations, inconvenient
    truths, and the paradoxes of the dog-owner relationship for owners of brachycephalic dogs. PLOS
    ONE 14, e0219918. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219918
    Bulldog Breed Council: https://www.bulldogbreedcouncil.co.uk/
    The Kennel Club, ‘Play your Part Breeding, Buying and Bringing up Brachycephalic Dogs Better’
    available at: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/6186/play-your-part.pdf
    Information about the Respiratory Function Grading Scheme and other research into brachycephaly
    by Cambridge University is available here: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/research/boas
    O'Neill DG, Skipper A, Packer RMA, Lacey C, Brodbelt DC, Church DB, Pegram C. English Bulldogs in
    the UK: a VetCompass study of their disorder predispositions and protections. Canine Med Genet.
    2022 Jun 15;9(1):5. doi: 10.1186/s40575-022-00118-5
    Vetcompass papers and infographs are available here: https://www.rvc.ac.uk/vetcompass/papers-
    and-data/original-publications and here: https://www.rvc.ac.uk/vetcompass/audio-visual-
    resources/research-infographicsfrom
     
    H. Howe and T. Katamine, ‘Using the law to address extreme conformation in dogs: is a breed-
    specific breeding ban the answer?’ (2023) 7 UK Journal of Animal Law 52:
    https://www.alaw.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Using-the-law-to-address-harmful-
    conformation-in-dogs-Is-a-breed-specific-breeding-ban-the-answer-Dr-Helena-Ho14541.pdf

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