You may have heard that earlier this month, Norway made the breeding of English Bulldogs and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels illegal, which all but ensures that the day will eventually come when you won't see these breeds at all in the Scandinavian nation.
And while this may seem like a strange decision to the uninitiated, it makes a lot of sense to veterinarians and animal rights activists. Because as much as the dogs within this world's most desirable breeds may be little bundles of joy to us, that doesn't mean they're the ones actually feeling that joy.
It's well-known that the breeding practices that brought us modern pugs have had some horrifying health implications for the actual dogs, but they're far from the only breed that faces a disturbing quality of life thanks to similar techniques.
Although this makes it easier to understand why the Norwegian government made the decision they did in the abstract, an informative video by a veterinarian provides a lot of insight into why they chose the breeds they did.