Many pure breeds suffer from genetic disorders due to selective breeding. Pugs are one of the worst impacted by these practices.
Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome (BAOS) is a genetic disorder that effects 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.
50% of dogs bred to have flat noses suffer from BASO.
Over 17% of the dogs advertised are at risk for suffering from BAOS.