Dog breeders urged to act over high levels of anxiety in pets

Finnish study finds three-quarters of dogs exhibit highly problematic behaviour

Dog breeders need to take action to improve canine mental health, scientists have said, after research found almost three-quarters of pet dogs have highly problematic anxiety-related behaviour.

While physical problems such as breathing difficulties and other health concerns relating to squashed-nosed breeds have become a hot topic, the study suggests breeders also need to focus on dogs’ behaviour.

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