Many do. They have been bred for their smushed up faces and it has taken its toll on the entire facial area. Same for pekingese dogs, Persian cats and any other animal that has been bred for a smushed up face.
5 Breeds This Veterinarian Wouldn't Mind Seeing Less Of By Dr. Marty Becker | February 19, 2013
The Bulldog is the beloved breed of the advertising world, today more than ever. There?s no denying the adorability factor here, and I?m as much in love with the look of the Bulldog, French Bulldog and Pug as anyone else. But the exaggerated features of the Bulldog and other related breeds have produced a perfect storm of health problems that diminish the quality of life for many of these dogs, and often make them extremely expensive to own. Many need surgery to shorten their soft palate and enlarge their nostrils just so they can breathe somewhat normally. Must as I love them as individuals, as a veterinarian these problems make me hurt for these dogs and their families.