VetCompass Infographics

VetCompass have developed the following infographics, which summarise brachycephalic breed research:

The following limitations should be taken in to account for each of these studies:

  • The longevity values are derived from deaths in the general population of dogs under veterinary care.
  • Longevity values for breeds that are increasing in popularity will be biased downwards (ie artifactually appear to die earlier) and conversely for breeds that are decreasing in popularity.
  • These results reflect the health status of the general population of dogs which includes both pedigree (ie Kennel Club registered) and non-pedigree dogs.