Document Type



Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Conference Title

SWOSU Research and Scholarly Activity Fair

City and State

Weatherford, Oklahoma

Conference Date

March 6th, 2020

Publication Date



For centuries, pugs have been bred for their large eyes and squished in face, also known as "brachycephalic (squashed nose/flat-faced)," unknowingly creating man-made health complications that now affect their day-to-day life. The Kennel Club states that “50% of pugs have significant breathing problems and only 7% to 15% of pugs breathe like a normal dog.” In her poster presentation, Hadley Krewall hopes to share her interesting research findings on the serious health issues that pugs face, and the ways to stop the breed from continuing to reproduce. The presenter also hopes to address what the Kennel Club and even the vets can do to help or speak up, and why it is imperative to consider the breed shift to extinction.



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