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Breed Specific Health Concerns

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Each year the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) polls breed parent clubs about their top health concerns and research interests.  The primary purpose of this poll is to give researchers information about the health priorities of each of the parent clubs.  Additionally, the poll results can be helpful for prospective pet owners because they indicate what diseases affect each breed or are of greatest concern to owners of a breed.  It is important to remember that any dog can come down with a particular disease.  And a particular dog can be very healthy throughout life even if specific diseases are listed as concerns for the breed.  Finally, our poll is not scientific.  It represents the opinions of one or a group of representatives from the breed's parent club.

Information from the 2013 health poll is now available for download.  Click here to obtain the most recent data in spreadsheet format.

Breed
 

A

Allergies: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Spanish Water Dog, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chinook, Standard Poodle, Chow Chow, Briard, Shetland Sheepdog, Sealyham Terrier, Brittany, Bulldog, Shih Tzu, Bullmastiff, Shiba Inu, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Small Munsterlander Pointer, Bichon Frise, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Saint Bernard, Border Collie, Samoyed, Border Terrier, Boykin Spaniel, Boston Terrier, Scottish Deerhound, Scottish Terrier, Poodle, Australian Terrier, Bearded Collie, Beagle, Basset Hound, Basenji, Belgian Malinois, Bedlington Terrier, Pug, Beauceron, Australian Shepherd, Parson Russell Terrier, Otterhound, American Staffordshire Terrier, Havanese, Old English Sheepdog, Irish Water Spaniel, Pointer, American Eskimo Dog, Pharaoh Hound, Airedale Terrier, Irish Setter, Alaskan Malamute, German Wirehaired Pointer, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Giant Schnauzer, German Pinscher, Norwich Terrier, Great Pyrenees, Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Welsh Terrier, Leonberger, West Highland White Terrier, Weimaraner, French Bulldog, Miniature Poodle, Manchester Terrier, Mastiff, Vizsla, Tibetan Terrier, Swedish Vallhund, Collie, Tibetan Mastiff, Kuvasz, English Cocker Spaniel, Dalmatian
Alopecia: Glen of Imaal Terrier, Pomeranian, English Setter, American Water Spaniel, Old English Sheepdog, West Highland White Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel, Italian Greyhound, Samoyed, Schipperke, Chow Chow, Alaskan Malamute
Atopic Dermatitis: Parson Russell Terrier, Otterhound, Chinese Shar-Pei, Pointer, American Eskimo Dog, Chinook, Irish Setter, Chow Chow, Clumber Spaniel, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Newfoundland, German Wirehaired Pointer, Sealyham Terrier, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Afghan Hound, Shiba Inu, Great Dane, Norwegian Buhund, Golden Retriever, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Bernese Mountain Dog, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Bichon Frise, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Welsh Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Weimaraner, French Bulldog, Samoyed, Schipperke, Boykin Spaniel, Boston Terrier, Bouvier des Flandres, Scottish Terrier, Collie, Beagle, Portuguese Water Dog, Beauceron, Pug

B

Brachycephalic Syndrome: Pekingese, Affenpinscher, Brussels Griffon, Bulldog, Japanese Chin, Tibetan Spaniel, Chinese Shar-Pei, French Bulldog, Pug, Chow Chow, Boston Terrier

C

Cleft Palate: Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Maltese, Whippet, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, French Bulldog, Chow Chow, Boston Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Brussels Griffon, Bulldog, Tibetan Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, Bedlington Terrier, Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Cruciate Ligament Rupture: Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Australian Shepherd, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, American Staffordshire Terrier, Papillon, Chinese Shar-Pei, American Eskimo Dog, Akita, Chow Chow, Alaskan Malamute, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, German Wirehaired Pointer, Newfoundland, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Norwich Terrier, Great Pyrenees, Great Dane, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Silky Terrier, Small Munsterlander Pointer, Bernese Mountain Dog, Rottweiler, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Whippet, Leonberger, Saint Bernard, West Highland White Terrier, Border Collie, Samoyed, Border Terrier, Vizsla, Australian Terrier, Bearded Collie, Swedish Vallhund, Kuvasz, Portuguese Water Dog, Dogue de Bordeaux, Bedlington Terrier, Labrador Retriever, Standard Schnauzer

E

Elbow Dysplasia: Australian Shepherd, American Staffordshire Terrier, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Wolfhound, Chinese Shar-Pei, Spinone, Chow Chow, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Shetland Sheepdog, Giant Schnauzer, German Shorthaired Pointer, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Gordon Setter, Golden Retriever, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Black Russian Terrier, Bernese Mountain Dog, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, English Setter, Bloodhound, Saint Bernard, Border Collie, Samoyed, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Boykin Spaniel, Bouvier des Flandres, Keeshond, Tibetan Mastiff, Kuvasz, Belgian Malinois, Dogue de Bordeaux, Labrador Retriever

G

Gastric Cancer: Keeshond, Bearded Collie, Belgian Malinois, Samoyed, Chow Chow, Belgian Sheepdog
Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus: Greyhound, Otterhound, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Irish Wolfhound, Spinone, Akita, Chow Chow, Irish Setter, Standard Poodle, German Wirehaired Pointer, Briard, Newfoundland, Neapolitan Mastiff, Afghan Hound, German Shepherd Dog, Great Pyrenees, Great Dane, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Cane Corso, Gordon Setter, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Black and Tan Coonhound, Black Russian Terrier, Bernese Mountain Dog, Rhodesian Ridgeback, English Setter, Rottweiler, English Springer Spaniel, English Foxhound, Bloodhound, Saint Bernard, Flat-Coated Retriever, Borzoi, Weimaraner, Samoyed, Scottish Deerhound, Curly-Coated Retriever, Poodle, Collie, Basset Hound, Doberman Pinscher, Beauceron, Komondor, Dachshund, Sussex Spaniel

H

Hip Dysplasia: Spanish Water Dog, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Spinone, Chinook, Chow Chow, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Clumber Spaniel, Briard, Brussels Griffon, Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Small Munsterlander Pointer, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Black and Tan Coonhound, Black Russian Terrier, Bernese Mountain Dog, Redbone Coonhound, Rottweiler, Bloodhound, Saint Bernard, Border Collie, Samoyed, Boykin Spaniel, Bouvier des Flandres, Poodle, Bearded Collie, Beagle, Portuguese Water Dog, Puli, Beauceron, Belgian Tervuren, Pyrenean Shepherd, Icelandic Sheepdog, Australian Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog, Irish Red and White Setter, Otterhound, American Staffordshire Terrier, Harrier, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Old English Sheepdog, Pointer, American Eskimo Dog, Pharaoh Hound, Alaskan Malamute, Newfoundland, German Wirehaired Pointer, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Giant Schnauzer, Afghan Hound, Neapolitan Mastiff, German Pinscher, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Norwegian Buhund, Gordon Setter, Golden Retriever, Norfolk Terrier, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, English Foxhound, Leonberger, West Highland White Terrier, Weimaraner, French Bulldog, Finnish Spitz, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Field Spaniel, Vizsla, Kerry Blue Terrier, Swedish Vallhund, Tibetan Mastiff, Tibetan Spaniel, Kuvasz, Dogue de Bordeaux, Doberman Pinscher, Labrador Retriever, Komondor, Sussex Spaniel
Hypothyroidism: Spanish Water Dog, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chow Chow, Briard, Shetland Sheepdog, Brussels Griffon, Bulldog, Shiba Inu, Small Munsterlander Pointer, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Bloodhound, Saint Bernard, Borzoi, Border Collie, Border Terrier, Schipperke, Boston Terrier, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Poodle, Bearded Collie, Beagle, Basenji, Belgian Malinois, Portuguese Water Dog, Belgian Tervuren, American Staffordshire Terrier, Harrier, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, American Water Spaniel, Old English Sheepdog, Pointer, Italian Greyhound, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Airedale Terrier, Irish Setter, Pharaoh Hound, Alaskan Malamute, German Wirehaired Pointer, Afghan Hound, Giant Schnauzer, Neapolitan Mastiff, Great Pyrenees, Norwich Terrier, Great Dane, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Maltese, English Setter, Whippet, Leonberger, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Manchester Terrier, Vizsla, Miniature Bull Terrier, Tibetan Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier, Swedish Vallhund, Collie, Tibetan Mastiff, Kuvasz, English Cocker Spaniel, Doberman Pinscher, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Standard Schnauzer, Komondor, Sussex Spaniel

I

Infertility: Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Bernese Mountain Dog, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Saint Bernard, French Bulldog, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Samoyed, Field Spaniel, Chow Chow, German Wirehaired Pointer, Afghan Hound, Neapolitan Mastiff, Collie, Norwich Terrier, Labrador Retriever

M

Monorchidism: Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Parson Russell Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Weimaraner, Miniature Pinscher, Samoyed, Chinook, Schipperke, Chow Chow, Irish Setter, Australian Terrier, Brussels Griffon, Siberian Husky, English Cocker Spaniel, Small Munsterlander Pointer

N

Noise Phobia: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Bearded Collie, English Foxhound, Tibetan Mastiff, Bullmastiff, Irish Water Spaniel, Border Collie, Samoyed, Chow Chow, Vizsla

O

Osteoarthritis: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Bernese Mountain Dog, English Setter, American Foxhound, Whippet, Bloodhound, Leonberger, Irish Wolfhound, Chinook, Mastiff, Chow Chow, Alaskan Malamute, German Wirehaired Pointer, Bearded Collie, Bullmastiff, Great Dane, Norwegian Elkhound, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Standard Schnauzer, Dalmatian

P

Patellar Luxation: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Smooth Fox Terrier, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chow, Standard Poodle, Brussels Griffon, Shiba Inu, Cairn Terrier, Silky Terrier, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Bichon Frise, Border Terrier, Schipperke, Boston Terrier, Poodle, Australian Terrier, Puli, Bedlington Terrier, Pyrenean Shepherd, Parson Russell Terrier, Australian Cattle Dog, Papillon, Fox Terrier, Havanese, American Eskimo Dog, Italian Greyhound, Affenpinscher, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Giant Schnauzer, Great Pyrenees, Yorkshire Terrier, Norfolk Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier, English Toy Spaniel, Maltese, English Setter, Lakeland Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Flat-Coated Retriever, French Bulldog, Miniature Pinscher, Finnish Spitz, Miniature Poodle, Tibetan Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier, Keeshond, Japanese Chin, Tibetan Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund
Pyoderma: English Setter, Portuguese Water Dog, Weimaraner, French Bulldog, Irish Wolfhound, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Chow Chow, Vizsla
Pyometra: Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Bernese Mountain Dog, American Foxhound, Bloodhound, Old English Sheepdog, Weimaraner, French Bulldog, Samoyed, American Eskimo Dog, Chow Chow, Boston Terrier, Brussels Griffon, Poodle, Australian Terrier, Shiba Inu, Kuvasz, Portuguese Water Dog, Bedlington Terrier, Silky Terrier, Komondor

S

Spondylosis Deformans: Australian Shepherd, Old English Sheepdog, Great Dane, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Airedale Terrier, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Chow Chow, Alaskan Malamute

 

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