Breed Watch

French Bulldog - Category 2

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Particular points of concern for individual breeds may include features not specifically highlighted in the breed standard including current issues. In some breeds, features may be listed which, if exaggerated, might potentially affect the breed in the future.

Prior to 2014 the features listed below derived from a combination of health surveys, veterinary advice, a meeting of Kennel Club Group judges, feedback from judges at shows or consultation with individual breed club(s)/councils via the breed health coordinators.

From 2014 the structure of Breed Watch allows for a greater involvement by judges in the reporting on and monitoring of the points of concern. For further information on how judges can report visible conditions or exaggerations please download the Breed Watch FAQs.

Points of concern for special attention by judges

  • dogs showing respiratory distress including difficulty in breathing or laboured breathing - NEW 15/11/2017
  • Exaggerated roach in the top line
  • Hair loss or scarring from previous dermatitis
  • Incorrect bite
  • Lack of tail, screw tail, inverted tail and tight tail - NEW 15/08/2018
  • Pinched nostrils
  • Prominent eyes - NEW 15/08/2018
  • Screw tail
  • Short neck
  • Signs of dermatitis in skin folds


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