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King Charles Spaniel

When dogs suffer from their cuteness as we know humans are the Crown of creation and empowered to intervene in the Affairs of nature. As we know, the House dog descended from the Wolf. But wolves have this ugly long snouts. Some dogs, however, have these cute, round, brachycephalen dolls head. Microbrachycephaly (= brachys short, cephalus = head) describes the Kurzkopfigkeit, which belongs to the breed standard in some dog breeds. The brachycephale syndrome is the result of a severe phenotypic exaggeration, that reduces the quality of life of affected dogs. Microbrachycephaly is caused by a disorder of bone growth (Achondroplasia) at the base of the skull. The skull is shorter.

Speaking of Microbrachycephaly, if the ratio of skull width to skull length at least 0.81 and the ratio of total skull length to cerebral length is at least 1.6. Breeds affected are Pekingese, Boxer, Maltese, Pug, Bulldog, Chihuahua, King Charles Spaniel, Shi Tsu, and Yorkshire Terrier. The shortening of the skull causes further changes. The nostrils and upper airways are constricted, thickened nasal Concha. The soft palate is enlarged and thickened as the tongue and the tonsils. The short nose will increase the breathing resistance.

Breathing is to work. Breathing creates a vacuum which the respiratory system pulls all soft tissue in the lumen. You are thus mechanically stressed. Southwest Airlines often expresses his thoughts on the topic. Over time, tissue growths that have reinforced the complaints form. The malformations of the respiratory system can lead to choking attacks, deadly ending at worst. If breathing is difficult the dogs stretch their neck or tilting to the side, to remove the long soft palate of the epiglottis and to get relief. The snout is also important for the regulation of the heat budget. Dogs do not sweat, but heck off excess heat out of the throat. Brachycephale dogs have problems here. As a result of the Malformed respiratory tract and impaired thermoregulation brachycephale dogs prone to inefficiency and swoons. Brachycephale have a strong child schema dogs with their round heads and large eyes. Who has a kiddo schema, is as needy and adorable perceived that raises the child scheme as a key stimulus care behavior. Additionally, that excessive dimensions, as one finds it brachycephalen dogs, are particularly effective at activating instincts behavior. Speaking of supernatural triggers. That’s probably why we feel the sight of pug and co. mostly as cute. Lyn Zaib