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What is brachycephalic breed?

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What is brachycephalic breed?

Today I would like to shed some light on the French Bulldog, Bulldog, Pug, Boston terrier, Pekingese, boxer, and Shih Tzu are some examples of brachycephalic breeds. The most significant feature of these breeds is their short muzzle.  

In recent times, breeding selection for extreme brachycephalic features has resulted in dogs predisposed to upper airway tract obstruction and subsequent respiratory distress, among other health issues. Although not all brachycephalic dogs show clinical signs, the severity of the respiratory disorders has increased. The respiratory disease related to brachycephalic is called brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome- BOAS. Thicker neck girths also increased BOAS risk, a risk factor for human sleep apnoea, and not realized in dogs. Obesity also plays a part to further escalate the issue.  


The widespread of these health issues among the brachycephalic breeds are hard to assess since their owners do not recognize many, and vet surgeons also accept some as usual for these breeds. The demand for these dogs has become a lucrative puppy trade where the focus may be on revenue rather than its health. The general data obtained shows that such that extreme BOAS breeds die younger as compared to equivalent-sized dogs with a higher number of deaths due to upper respiratory disease.  

Brachycephalic dogs that are having this issue need to increase their inhalation to overcome the resistance from the upper airway obstruction to have adequate ventilation. BOAS also affects the critical thermoregulatory of the canine airway. This can be seen when severe heat affects brachycephalic dogs, and they do not sweat. They lower their body temperature/ heat by panting. Dogs with elongated skull shapes, i.e., Labradors, when they pant, they can quickly pass air over to the throat and nose. The dog cools off when saliva and moisture evaporate, and air passes over to the tongue and membranes in the hollow oral and nasal spaces. Obstructed brachycephalic dog airway tract becomes swollen when panting, and this ultimately results in further over-heating, and excessive weight results in fat tissue surrounding and narrowing the airway. A functional weight loss or exercise regime should be implemented to improve the respiratory function of these affected dogs. It is recommended that you must evade exercising your dogs extensively or during hot summer days. Please check with your vet for their expert diagnosis and advice if you are not sure. Finally, there are surgical methods for your consideration but that depends on individual comfort level and severity.  



If you own a Pug, your primary problem is going to be how to nourish your Pug. Ensure a healthy diet plan for your Pug could be a challenge. Every particular breed of dog has its specific nutritional demands. Because the Pug has a propensity to overeat, it's essential to monitor his/her diet carefully.

Many Pug owners complain that the Pugs often gobble their meals too rapidly. There are some steps that you could motivate your Pug to enjoy a little slower meal.

Take into account feeding your Pug a homemade diet regime of freshly equipped foods. There are many troubles with the numerous industrial food products simply because every dog's nutritional demands are different. Several of these food items don't take into consideration your Pug's unique dietary needs.

Puds diet program formerly enjoyed a high-fat content material, and in many cases nowadays, their dietary plan requires a significantly large percentage of body fat.

Appropriate serving can help you save lots of money in Vet expenses. Many of the most frequent ailments may be averted with a high diet. Try picking a pet food organization that is certainly large and reliable. Never skimp on the pet food!

The number of varieties of canine foods to select for the Pug owner may become quite bewildered! So, choosing the right Pug food is crucial. 

Pugs do quite often suffer from infestations in the face and ear section, so adding a tablespoon of yogurt to counter yeast build-up is a good idea. The Pugs fast eating habits can cause many problems for Pugs and their owners. The Pug has a high tendency for farting due to the swallowing of air. Feed your Pug 2x a day to minimize this farting problem! Don't give your Pug rawhide treats. Since they eat so quickly, they are more prone to choking on big pieces. Many Pug owners have learned their lessons that pugs and rawhide treats don't go along together. Simply buy your Pug a gift that is softer and smaller. These bite-sized treats are so much safer for your Pug. 

French Bulldog:

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The French Bulldog has a long history as a great pet dog. Founded in England to be a miniature Bulldog, they followed English lacemakers to France, where they acquired their "Frenchie" moniker. The typical height of a Frenchie Bulldog is about 11 to 12 inches tall. Males weigh about 20 to 28 pounds and females 16 to 24 pounds.

Besides being good companions, they once served as excellent ratters, but today their job focuses on being family friends and show dogs. They're somewhat rare, but you may find them in shelters and rescues. 

Oddly beautiful, the Frenchie Bulldog has a unique appeal, unlike any other dogs. Aesthetically, different breeds are more glamorous looking and showy, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that makes this breed one of the best companion dogs in today's world.

The French Bulldog is small but sturdy in build with a muscular body frame. The Frenchie loves to play; nonetheless, he also enjoys relaxing on a bed or sofa. 

French Bulldogs make excellent watchdogs as they are vigilant and will alert their owners to any approaching strangers. French Bulldogs are very fond and protective of their family and will defend with their very life. They do very well in apartments or smaller areas. A few 15-minute walks a day should prevent them from becoming overweight. Do keep the Frenchie in cool, comfortable surroundings. He's susceptible to heat and needs a cool environment. This dog is not suitable for keeping outdoors on a hot summer day. 

Allergies are common in dogs. There are three main types of allergies: food-allergies, which are treated by avoiding certain foods from the dog's diet; contact allergies, a reaction to a topical substance such as bedding, flea powders, dog shampoos, and other chemicals, and treated by removing the cause of the allergy; and inhalant allergies, caused by an airborne substance such dust and mildew. Feeding your Pug, the proper foods can ensure a longer life and lifelong happiness for him and your family. 

Paws and Me is one of the Best Pet Shop Online and has some exciting products for your Frenchie:

French Bulldog Health Harness

It is Handmade soft and luxurious Frenchie dog Health Harness specifically for French Bulldogs and its unique sizing and health needs.

Though the fit and fabric were carefully designed for your Frenchie dog breed, our Health Harnesses do fit many other dog breeds such as Pugs, Boston Terriers, Dachshund, English Bulldog much more.

Designed for dogs with BOAS


Our French Bulldog Health Harness is vet-approved & was inspired for the health and safety of your pet. (Patent pending)

For pullers or multiple dogs, we recommend pairing your Health Harness with the Health Leash for the best results. For non-pullers, match your Health Harness with the Luxury Leash.

French Bulldog Harness features:

  • Reversible dog harness featuring two unique prints that can be interchanged in seconds with ease.
  • Double breakaway strong buckles with the latest safety technology.
  • Dual D rings for a no choke, no pull walk.
  • The luxury water-resistant fabric on both sides.
  • Vegan leather branding.
  • Sizes range from XS-XXL to fit many dog breeds.
  • Vibrant, crisp colors with resistant to fading
  • Unique custom design on each element of this product.

French Bulldog Health Harness benefits | Front leading dog harness

Optimal use for the front D ring is proven to support your pet's mental and physical state:

  • Training pullers.
  • Dogs with aggression and dominance issues.
  • Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome. (BOAS)
  • The use during water therapy sessions.
  • Intervertebral disk disease IVDD.
  • Arthritis/ mobility difficulties.
  • Dogs with prior neck, spine, or back surgery.
  • Dogs that are pregnant alleviate pressure on the belly.
  • Blind dogs that need guidance and others.

 Need a Leash to go along?

Our Luxury leash is made with the quality materials available. It features a padded handle for the most comfortable grip; this leash is the pawfect balance between durability and style and functionality that represents our brand as a whole. 


  • Silver heavy duty swivel snap clip for harness attachment.
  • D ring at the base of the handle
  • Premium neoprene comfort handle.
  • Durable
  • Designed to last with comfort and style.
  • 5ft. Length X 2 inch wide


  • Vibrant, crisp colors.
  • Fade-resistant.
  • Unique custom design on each element of this product.

 Need more stuff for your BFF? Just shop at PawsandMe Online Pet Supplies Store to fulfill all your requirements.