It is known among dog owners that snoring is one of the characteristics of short-nosed dogs, which is due to their short nasal passages. However, there is more to it than that.
The pug is also a very popular breed, which is characterized by a short nose in addition to the bottle body. French and English bulldogs, which are also snorers, are similarly blessed with short noses. But this trait can also cost them their lives, or at least greatly shorten them.
It is not only that they have difficulty breathing, but due to the distortion of the skull, the brain also reacts in a similar way and probably affects its functioning as well.
At the ELTE Department of Ethology, dozens of dogs were examined with EEG. They were curious as to whether the sleeping habits of short-nosed dog breeds differed from those of other breeds with longer noses. The sleep quality of these breeds is much worse, because the brain of adult animals reacts during sleep as in the case of puppies.
Humans made these breeds like this through conscious breeding. Highlighted with a feature that appeals to them. But all this caused distortions in the brain and sleep of the short-nosed breeds.
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