• Chihuahuas: shocking new research finds they are full of holes

    4 monthes ago - By Pedigree Dogs Exposed

    You're looking at a CT scan of a Chihuahua featured in a newly published study from researchers at the Universities of Helsinki and Surrey. The red circles mark where there are holes in the skull exposing the brain underneath and it raises big and urgent questions about the breeding of the world's smallest dog.
    According to a pre-print of a linked paper from the same authors, more than 90% of Chihuahuas have what are known as persistent fontanelles - holes along the suture lines of the skull where the skull has not fused properly.
    The holes are likely linked to the miniaturisation of a...
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