Bred to suffer (or about a puppy/dog) dogs Youtube God VHS cats puppy genetic CRISP/CAS9

Years back I saw Cats & Dogs on
. Ever since I have been obsessed with
and in a hate relationship with
. I can remember myself wanting a puppy but ever never got one. I did get a greek tortoise when I was in elementary school and a second one years later. Both of them are living a happy life at my parents' home.

But the thought of a puppy never ceased to exist. Recently I started watching some dog grooming videos on
, as they provide some kind of relaxation for me (Don't ask me why I don't know myself). And suddenly the interest in dogs sparked up again.

Being a 26 (well, almost 27) year old adult I now know why I was never allowed to have a
at my parents' house.  A young dog is probably the same work as if you're setting a child into the world and I know it is also expensive. Also, living in an apartment on the 2nd floor doesn't help either, or that I'm working at least 8 hours a day.

But the thought persists, and probably will so for at least another few weeks. It is a great test for my self-control and I also get excited reading about dogs in general. For the upcoming cruise, I bought a german book on 250 different dog breeds, I'm already looking forward to finding out about the many different types of dogs there are existing now.

But, there is one downside to the whole dog breeding business, which also lead to the title of this post. Knowing a few dog owners myself and knowing the "typical" races in general, I don't get why dogs are sometimes bred to suffer.

Sure, a pug looks cute, but the cuteness brings a fault in its head form. There is a whole german Wikipedia (the English one is more general as I've seen from a quick look) page about dogs that have a hard time breathing just in normal day to day activity.

Another common thing is problems with the hips and general moving parts. The more you look at "work" dogs, the less the problems get (as they have to, or had to, fulfil a "profession"), but when it comes to more "enjoyable" races, the problems get worse.

I wonder how those
problems will advance over the next years, basically, nothing is stopping us from playing
 and messing around with dog genes via
and other methods still to come. Maybe one day I will get an "über" dog where I can select the traits I want? Who knows?

For now, I will happily live on without a buddy on four paws. 
Is that the movie with the immortal line "Cats rule, dogs drool?" 🤣
2022-03-23 15:49:27
I think that might be true. It's been years since I watched it :)
Maybe time to watch it again.
2022-03-23 15:51:32
I just recently heard of the problems associated with such designer dogs. Lol i love your term 'uber' dogs UBERHUND!

Anyways I gotta look into that tortoise. i like animals that live that long!
2022-03-25 02:04:33
As far as I know, they could have a potential lifespan of 100 years, so they might even outlive me. I might have to ask my uncle about them, he has been breeding greek tortoises since ever.
2022-03-25 06:51:09