French Bulldogs, American Bullies, and other brachycephalic (short nosed/flat faced) breeds are known to be difficult, pricey breeds of dogs. Newborns are delicate, and often need c-sections. Oftentimes, there are a variety of reasons that a litter can not be naturally whelped, from the number to size of puppies, the nares/breathing on the female, how active the mom may be, genetics, size/shape of hips, etc. Females who can naturally whelp are incredibly hard to come by, and reasonably many breeders just opt for a c-section not even taking the risk of loosing the entire litter or bitch.
Natural whelping is a large part of Gaia Canines foundation lines, we believe as breeders it is important to better the breed as a whole. Technology has given our society incredible advancements, but it is important to let nature do its work in order to maintain sustainability within the breed. Truly, how can a breed continue on if they can not even give birth without human intervention? As breeders continue with French Bulldogs, it is important to inform and spread the knowledge on naturally whelping dogs and breeding females with excellent breathing and activeness (in addition to health testing) to give a better chance at naturally delivering.
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