Take a Step Back in Time

"History is not just found in textbooks. It is the foundation of everything we know." - Victoria Brown

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The first image is a 19th Century painting of a pug. If you compare this to the photograph of my pug, you can see the startling consequences of centuries of inbreeding. Pugs are now much shorter than they were. Their faces are flatter, causing breathing problems and often eye problems. The obsession with a dog having pedigree status has led to health problems for them, which in itself is a tragedy.

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    I’m not a dog person but I really sympathize/empathize (idk which one to use). I really do believe that dog breeding...
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    This is why I hate the obsession with pedigree status. So-called pure blood is not worth the health problems inbreeding...
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