English Bulldog Cross-Breeding Call

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We have run a couple of cat stories during the past week so we thought we had better level out the playing-field by telling a dog’s tale – in particular the Bulldog’s tale. The English Bulldog has that many health problems that they are going to die-out unless they are cross-bred with another breed, scientists have argued. Due to centuries of selective breeding for physical traits, the Bulldog has become so inbred it cannot be returned to health without an infusion of new bloodlines, a genetic study suggests. The US researchers say the Olde English Bulldogge, a related breed from America, is a viable candidate for cross-breeding.