There is much to ponder when considering breeding dog ethical questions including:
- There is always another perspective to hear and side to discuss related to welfare and ethics.
- Although there is a middle ground, those with the loudest voice and most extreme views appear to influence the breeding dog debate.
- Veterinarians seem to be under-represented in this public forum.
Exploring options: One Welfare’s Brachycephalic Dog Scenario highlights some of the health challenges associated with breeding brachycephalic dogs. It portrays a situation that veterinarians in small animal practice face — advising a client on surgical correction of anatomic abnormalities of brachycephalic breeds — elongated soft palate, stenotic nares, a hypoplastic trachea, and everted laryngeal saccules.