The downside of pedigree

One of the most inbred dogs is the pug.

WHENEVER I walk past a pet shop and look at the adorable dogs in the window, my heart melts a little. I am a huge sucker for puppies! But I never realised that there was a price to pay for that cute little ball of fur you find at the pet store.

Many people do not realise that purebred dogs are more prone to disease and illness than mixed breeds. This is the downside from the inbreeding done over the past few decades to create the ideal pedigree dogs we know today.

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