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Can British Bulldogs Be Saved From Themselves - And Us?

Niels Pedersen, professor emeritus of veterinary medicine at the University of California-Davis, conducted a study to research the genetic diversity of English Bulldogs. Dr. Peter Photos, biomolecular engineering PHD, is a science advisor for the Bulldog Club of America and a breeder of French bulldogs.

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