An article recently published in The New York Times Magazine ponders the fate of the iconic bulldog, a gentle breed beloved by owners and an endearing mascot for sports teams, companies and the Marine Corps. But a growing number of organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States and PETA are calling for changes in breeding practices that would likely bring an end to the bulldog’s distinctive short snout and stocky build. Check out the feature here.
What do you think?
Are the bulldog’s distinctive features detrimental to its health? Are overbreeding and inbreeding problems among purebred bulldogs? Will the bulldog become a breed of the past?