Breed Health Concerns/Research Interests


The AKC Canine Health Foundation polls the breed parent clubs and breed enthusiasts each year for their top health concerns/research interests. The results of the 2013 poll are listed below.  The breeds listed for a particular disease may be a source of samples for research studies.

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Epilepsy: Spanish Water Dog, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chihuahua, Spinone, Chinook, Standard Poodle, Shetland Sheepdog, Brittany, Siberian Husky, Shiba Inu, Silky Terrier, Small Munsterlander Pointer, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Bloodhound, Saint Bernard, Border Collie, Border Terrier, Schipperke, Boykin Spaniel, Boston Terrier, Australian Terrier, Poodle, Beagle, Belgian Malinois, Portuguese Water Dog, Belgian Tervuren, Pyrenean Shepherd, Belgian Sheepdog, Australian Shepherd, Otterhound, Greyhound, American Water Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel, Pointer, Irish Wolfhound, American Eskimo Dog, Italian Greyhound, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Akita, Airedale Terrier, Irish Setter, Alaskan Malamute, German Wirehaired Pointer, Giant Schnauzer, German Shorthaired Pointer, Norwich Terrier, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Golden Retriever, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Welsh Terrier, English Foxhound, Miniature Pinscher, Finnish Spitz, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Miniature Poodle, Manchester Terrier, Field Spaniel, Mastiff, Vizsla, Tibetan Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier, Curly-Coated Retriever, Keeshond, Japanese Chin, Collie, Cocker Spaniel, Tibetan Mastiff, Tibetan Spaniel, Kuvasz, Standard Schnauzer, Dalmatian, Dachshund


Leptospirosis: English Setter, Portuguese Water Dog, Labrador Retriever

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