This image shows two French Bulldogs owned by Heather Hanna. The brindle dog on the right is Arnie, a dog who was part of a comparison I posted several months ago. Arnie is a previous AKC show dog, with a decent winning streak, who was dropped by his breeder and handler due to "being a picky eater" and not maintaining the weight favored for a show dog. But Hanna soon discovered that Arnie had more problems than an eating problem. Hanna says when she first received Arnie he could barely function at all: playing, eating, sleeping, even breathing was a struggle for the less than 2 year old dog. Even after a surgery to shorten his soft palate, widen his clamped nostrils, and having the saccules in his larynx removed, Arnie could not find relief from the daily struggle to oxygenate his body. Only after a trip to Germany, where he was put through a risky surgery under Dr. Oechtering, was Arnie able to finally breathe freely. But Arnie still suffers from problems like syringomyelia (a brain too large for his skull) and eyes too large for his sockets (Arnie can never fully close his eyes), as well as other ailments. What is also disturbing is that Arnie was bred before being rehomed with Hanna. His offspring are out there... The cream colored puppy on the right is Blizz, a puppymill rescue that is 6 months old in this photograph. Blizz was graced with a longer muzzle, open nostrils, a slimmer neck, less facial wrinkles, minimal underbite, and a lean body. Despite coming from a terrible place, Blizz has none of the problems Arnie was cursed with. These different dogs with different physical features, and as a result different levels of health, correlate very well with the factors that increase the risk of breathing problems that were found by the University of Cambridge. With such a drastic difference between AKC ribbon winner and puppymill reject, can we really say this breed (and others like it) is perfectly fine?