Queen Victoria Did It!
Flat or baby faced dogs have been popular since Queen Victoria went "Squeeeee" in the 1800s. It is rumored she decreed flat-faced dogs were the coolest. There may not have been an actual decree, but Queen Victoria was instrumental in the popularity of ever flatter-faced dog breeds. Breeding Pekingese, Pugs, Japanese Chin to Spaniels and other popular dogs of the Victorian Era shortened faces.
There is a flip side to the flat-faced cuteness. For those of us smitten with these dogs comes the extra responsibility of caring for their specific needs caused by their unique body types.
This collection brings together our products that help our flat-faced friends look and feel their best.
Embrace the Brachy | Brachycephalic Dogs
My latest book was written as an answer to all the nay-sayers who scream about how unhealthy flat-faced dogs are. No, I'm NOT going to tell you a healthy French Bulldog can do anything a healthy Border Collie can do. But I am sharing info, tips and the science of living with flat-faced dogs while being mindful of their unique needs.
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If dogs were left to breed on their own, without any human interference, they would probably look like Dingoes.
Scientists who have devoted their lives to this type of study have noted how nature steers to the middle.
A dog would not be too big or too small, would have an average length nose and probably upright ears. The tail would probably be loosely curled over their back and offer some protection against inclement weather.
Their coat would be determined by the environment. Dingoes in Australia have a short coat. Enough to offer some protection from thorns, insects, etc.
Humans have taken a dog like that and bred for a very, VERY short nose and big, human-like eyes. So, it is up to us to protect these baby-faced dogs.