Saving the British Bulldog

Press/Media: Expert Comment


I provided experts commentary to this programme which explored the various health challenges of the British bulldog.

Period14 Mar 2018

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleSaving the British Bulldog
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC One
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Sizesingle episode, 58 minutes
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionBritain's most iconic dog is in crisis. Comedian, actress and dog lover Catherine Tate investigates the serious health problems affecting the British bulldog and what can be done to save it.

    At the start of 2018, vets launched a national campaign urging prospective dog owners to think twice about buying flat-faced breeds like bulldogs.

    Meeting breeders, dog owners and vets Catherine asks what's causing the bulldog's problems, as well as exploring the latest scientific research, which suggests controversial ways to save the breed. She also asks the Kennel Club, the leading authority in charge of pedigree dogs, whether they're doing enough.
    Producer/AuthorLorna-Dawn Creanor
    PersonsJeffrey Schoenebeck


  • brachycephaly
  • dog
  • animal welfare
  • bulldog
  • morphology