Aims of the Brachycephalic Working Group (BWG)

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The Brachycephalic Working Group BWG comprises leading UK dog welfare organisations, veterinary organisations, the Kennel Club, scientific & social researchers, government, and relevant breed club representatives. BWG aims to improve the health and welfare of brachycephalic (flat faced) dogs by working to reduce the impacts from conformation-related health issues on individual dogs as well as also curbing the current trend towards rising demand for brachycephalic dogs. BWG aim to achieve these goals by following a series of actions plans that target the brachycephalic welfare issue at several points. These actions have been defined in a detailed Framework Document