Short-nosed breeds like bulldogs and Boston terriers make a respiratory noise that can be disconcerting. Some people find it difficult to sleep next to a snorting, snoring dog. And remember-even if the dog sleeps with your child in another room, you’ll still be able to hear his nocturnal utterances over the baby monitor.
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These respiratory noises are often related to allergies and may be decreased with medication, but others are due to the strange anatomy of the brachycephalic’s larynx. Some particularly serious cases require surgery on the larynx or respiratory tract. But even with medical or surgical intervention, you can expect a little snoring. Of course, many people think this adds to the dog’s character. Even so, you need to consider eyes and noses in pet selection.
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