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

B

Brachycephalic Syndrome: Boston Terrier, Brussels Griffon, Bulldog, Chow Chow, French Bulldog, Japanese Chin, Pekingese, Pug, Tibetan Spaniel

C

Cataracts: Afghan Hound, Alaskan Malamute, Australian Shepherd, Belgian Tervuren, Border Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boykin Spaniel, Brussels Griffon, Canaan Dog, Chow Chow, Cocker Spaniel, English Toy Spaniel, German Pinscher, Giant Schnauzer, Havanese, Ibizan Hound, Icelandic Sheepdog, Irish Water Spaniel, Japanese Chin, Labrador Retriever, Lakeland Terrier, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Norwegian Buhund, Norwegian Elkhound, Puli, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Samoyed, Schipperke, Siberian Husky, Smooth Fox Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Standard Poodle, Tibetan Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Yorkshire Terrier
Cleft Palate: Boston Terrier, Brussels Griffon, Bulldog, Chinese Crested, Chow Chow, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Corneal Ulcers: Chow Chow, French Bulldog, Lhasa Apso, Shih Tzu
Cruciate Ligament Rupture: Akita, American Staffordshire Terrier, Australian Terrier, Bearded Collie, Bernese Mountain Dog, Border Collie, Border Terrier, Bulldog, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chow Chow, Dogue de Bordeaux, Great Pyrenees, Labrador Retriever, Leonberger, Newfoundland, Papillon, Portuguese Water Dog, Rottweiler, Silky Terrier, Small Munsterlander Pointer, Standard Schnauzer, Swedish Vallhund

E

Ear Infections: Affenpinscher, American Foxhound, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Chow Chow, Cocker Spaniel, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel, Mastiff, Otterhound, Sealyham Terrier, Shih Tzu, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Elbow Dysplasia: Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Australian Shepherd, Belgian Malinois, Bernese Mountain Dog, Black Russian Terrier, Bloodhound, Bouvier des Flandres, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chow, Dogue de Bordeaux, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Giant Schnauzer, Golden Retriever, Gordon Setter, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Irish Water Spaniel, Keeshond, Kuvasz, Labrador Retriever, Neapolitan Mastiff, Otterhound, Rottweiler, Saint Bernard, Spinone, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tibetan Mastiff, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Entropion: Black and Tan Coonhound, Cane Corso, Chow Chow, Mastiff

G

Gastric Cancer: Bearded Collie, Belgian Sheepdog, Belgian Tervuren, Chow Chow, Keeshond
Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus: Akita, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Basset Hound, Beauceron, Bernese Mountain Dog, Black and Tan Coonhound, Black Russian Terrier, Bloodhound, Borzoi, Briard, Cane Corso, Chow Chow, Collie, Curly-Coated Retriever, English Foxhound, Flat-Coated Retriever, German Shepherd Dog, German Wirehaired Pointer, Gordon Setter, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Greyhound, Komondor, Miniature Poodle, Neapolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Poodle, Rottweiler, Saint Bernard, Samoyed, Scottish Deerhound, Spinone, Standard Poodle, Weimaraner, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Glaucoma: Basset Hound, Boston Terrier, Bouvier des Flandres, Chow Chow, Dalmatian, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, English Toy Spaniel, Flat-Coated Retriever, Miniature Schnauzer, Norwegian Elkhound, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Samoyed, Shiba Inu, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Welsh Terrier

H

Hypothyroidism: Affenpinscher, Afghan Hound, Airedale Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Water Spaniel, Australian Terrier, Basenji, Beagle, Bearded Collie, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Tervuren, Border Collie, Border Terrier, Borzoi, Boston Terrier, Briard, Brussels Griffon, Bulldog, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chow Chow, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, English Cocker Spaniel, Giant Schnauzer, Gordon Setter, Great Pyrenees, Harrier, Irish Setter, Italian Greyhound, Komondor, Kuvasz, Manchester Terrier, Miniature Bull Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, Neapolitan Mastiff, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Old English Sheepdog, Otterhound, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Pharaoh Hound, Pointer, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Schipperke, Shetland Sheepdog, Shiba Inu, Small Munsterlander Pointer, Sussex Spaniel, Tibetan Mastiff, Tibetan Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Whippet, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

I

Infertility: Affenpinscher, Basenji, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chow Chow, Collie, Labrador Retriever, Pembroke Welsh Corgi

P

Patellar Luxation: Affenpinscher, Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Terrier, Bichon Frise, Border Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boykin Spaniel, Brussels Griffon, Cairn Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chow, Dachshund, English Cocker Spaniel, English Toy Spaniel, Finnish Spitz, Flat-Coated Retriever, Giant Schnauzer, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Great Pyrenees, Havanese, Italian Greyhound, Japanese Chin, Keeshond, Lakeland Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Poodle, Norfolk Terrier, Norwich Terrier, Papillon, Parson Russell Terrier, Poodle, Puli, Pyrenean Shepherd, Schipperke, Shiba Inu, Silky Terrier, Smooth Fox Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Standard Poodle, Tibetan Spaniel, Tibetan Terrier, Toy Fox Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier

S

Spondylosis Deformans: Airedale Terrier, Chow Chow, German Shepherd Dog

 

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