Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome
Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome (BAOS) is a genetic disorder that affects flat nosed dog breeds. It makes breathing hard for dogs such as; Pugs and French Bulldogs. This disorder is is the result of selective breeding overtime.
All dogs bred to have flat noses suffer from BASO. But 50% suffer severely.
Over 18% of the dogs advertised are at risk for suffering from BAOS.
BAOS affects all flat nosed breeds to some extent. These breeds include; French Bulldog, English Bulldog, Pug, Boxer, Boston Terrier, Pekingese, Shih Tzu, King Charles Spaniel.