Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)

Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome is the medical term given to breathing and respiratory problems occurring in dogs of the short-nosed, flat-faced varieties. The breeds most likely to suffer from such breathing problems include Boston Terriers, Boxers, Bulldogs, Bullmastiffs, English Mastiffs, English Toy Spaniel, French Bulldogs, Shih Tzus and, of course, our beloved pugs. Brachycephalic literally Continue Reading

Unscrupulous Pug Breeders, Pug Colour and Possible Health Complications

The United Kingdom Kennel Club lays out a Breed Standard, which is accessible via its Breed Information Centre, in which it describes your pug puppy’s ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance. The growth in the popularity of pugs have entered them, for some owners and prospective buyers, into the realm of fashion accessory, popular craze and Continue Reading


With a variety of genetic curtailments affecting what it can do, as a pug owner it can sometimes be difficult knowing what it needs, when, how much and how. Pugs are a brachycephalic breed, meaning they are flat faced, which causes various issues such as breathing difficulties and eye problems. Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) Continue Reading