The BWG has the following organisations involved:





UK Breed Clubs – Bulldog, French Bulldog, Pug

Veterinary Profession

Dog Registering Body

Animal Charities







Dan O’Neill




The Kennel Club


Representatives of the listed organisations: (* veterinary surgeon)

BWG MemberOrganisation
Alison ThomasBlue Cross
Ian Ramsey* BSAVA
Vicky Collins-NattrassBulldog Breed Health Co-ordinator, Bulldog Breed Council
Leiza HandleyBulldog Health Representative
Vera CottrelBVA
Girija DuggalBVA
Amela FindonBVA – Head of Policy and Governance
Justine Shotton*BVA – Junior Vice President
Vicki BettonBVA – Communications Director
Joanna RansomeDEFRA
Rebeca Garcia Pinillos*DEFRA – Animal and Plant Health Agency
Catherine Dobbie*Dogs Trust
Sally LucasDogs Trust
Laura Hamilton*French Bulldog Breed Health Co-ordinator, RFG Scheme Assessor and and Veterinary Surgeon at Animals 1st Vets
Jacquie Mavro-MichaelisFrench Bulldog Health Representative
Vanessa BryantFrench Bulldog Health Representative
Sean Wensley *PDSA – Senior Veterinary Surgeon for Communication and Education
Leanne Lindsay Pug Breed Health Co-ordinator
Cynthia TimburyPug Health Representative
Jane Ladlow*RFG Scheme Chief Assessor and Soft Tissue Veterinarian
Rowena PackerRVC
Dan O’Neill* (BWG Chairman)RVC, VetCompass
Fiona DaleRVC, VetCompass
Hannah JamesThe Kennel Club – Health Research Manager
Poppy RyanThe Kennel Club – Health & Welfare Assistant
Bill LambertThe Kennel Club – Health, Welfare and Breeder Services Executive
Nick SuttonThe Kennel Club – Science Communications Advisor
Helena Byrne-StevensThe Kennel Club – Senior PR Officer
David SarganUniversity of Cambridge, BOAS Research Group
Andreas Schemel*Veterinary surgeon & Championship show judge