Anger over birth of UK’s first hairless French bulldogs
The birth of the UK’s first litter of hairless French bulldogs is further proof of how “extreme breeding” is harming the long-term health of these short-faced dogs, the British Veterinary Association has said.
While the trend of hairless Frenchies (known as Chinese Dushi) is believed to have started in China in in 2020, it has bow been reported that the first UK litter of the dogs has been bred in Scotland.
“I’m just really disappointed when I see things like this and I wish that we can get potential owners to understand how much some of this extreme breeding really does affect the day to day welfare of these dogs.”
A spokesperson for the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) said crosses of certain dogs were worrying, adding the organisation has a confidential helpline for anyone with concerns about low-welfare breeding.
“The Scottish SPCA is extremely concerned about the increase in unscrupulous breeders breeding dogs with exaggerated characteristics and attempting specialist medical procedures without training. We are spearheading a taskforce to look in to these issues specifically,” they said.