“Unfortunately, the exaggerated physical features that often initially draw people to these breeds, like their flat faces, cause these animals health and welfare problems. The noticeable breathing noises that these dogs make, like snuffling, snoring, and snorting, is a sign that breathing is very difficult and distressing for the dog, and this realisation can be heartbreaking.
Animals with extremely exaggerated physical features may require specialised veterinary care to improve their comfort and quality of life. These pets may also need additional lifelong daily care from their owners. Potential owners should carefully and seriously consider their capacity to provide adequate, often ongoing, care for a brachycephalic pet. This includes considering financial circumstances, having access to a specialist emergency veterinary clinic, likelihood of travel or relocation, and participating in an active or busy lifestyle”