There are currently around 450 recognized dog breeds in the world. That's a lot, especially considering 150 years ago there were only 40 known breeds.
However, as much as we love all of these adorable dogs, it's not exactly good news. The modern breeds we know today were developed by humans in an unnatural way, which isn't always healthy.
Many of these breeds were developed for dog showing, which means the focus when creating them was predominantly on on their looks, as opposed to their well-being. French bulldogs are one breed that have been affected negatively by cross-breeding.
Frenchies are known to have breathing problems because of their facial structure, as are pugs. And, now there are people trying to remedy the issue by re-engineering the breeds faces.
On Chantal's website, Hawbucks French bulldogs, she explains that the short muzzle responsible for many of the French bulldogs' health problems, exists purely for aesthetic reasons. Although the trait doesn't necessarily mean the dog will have breathing problems, it certainly places them at a much higher risk.
"A Frenchie that does not make a sound when breathing, under any circumstance," Chantal said. She is heartbroken that many dog breeders hide information when it comes to the breed's health.