Category Archives: Dogs

Dobermann

Cardiovascular conditions Atrial septal defect • Uncommon disease • Congenital • Not yet proven to be inherited • Some studies do not demonstrate a predisposition for this condition in this breed Dilated cardiomyopathy • Very common in this breed (relative risk 33.7, prevalance 5.8%) • This breed accounts for 50% of cases of this condition… Read More »

Japanese Akita

Cardiovascular conditions Ventricular septal defect • Relative risk 3 to 4.9 • No sex predilection • Not known to be inherited in this breed Pericardial effusion • Relative risk 6.5 • Usually affects middle-aged dogs Dermatological conditions Pemphigus foliaceous • Uncommon disease • No sex predisposition • Mean age of onset 4 years Canine uveodermatological… Read More »

Pointers

Dog Breed Predisposition to Conditions, Diseases and Disorders Cardiovascular conditions Aortic stenosis • Congenital • No sex predilection • Mode of inheritance may be autosomal dominant with modifying genes or polygenic Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy • Rare • Inherited in this breed Pericardial effusion • Acquired • Relative risk 9.5 Dermatological conditions Nasal folliculitis/furunculosis • Uncommon •… Read More »

Rottweiler

Dog Breed Predisposition to Conditions, Diseases and Disorders Cardiovascular conditions Aortic stenosis • Congenital • Relative risk 5.4 • No sex predilection • Mode of inheritance is possibly autosomal dominant with modifying genes, or polygenic Dermatological conditions Follicular lipidosis of Rottweilers • Suspected genetic predisposition • Affects young dogs of either sex Follicular parakeratosis •… Read More »

Springer Spaniel

Dog Breed Predisposition to Conditions, Diseases and Disorders Cardiovascular conditions Patent ductus arteriosus • Common congenital abnormality • Relative risk 4.0 • Females predisposed • Mode of inheritance is polygenic Ventricular septal defect • Marked risk in this breed (relative risk 5.0) • No sex predilection • Familial in this breed; inheritance suspected Persistent atrial… Read More »

Schnauzer

Miniture & Standard Schnauzer Origin of the dog breed: Germany Size of dog: 12 to 15 inches 12 to 15; 35 to 40 pounds Dogs coat: Wiry and thick Color of dog: Black, salt and pepper This breed is found in 3 different sizes and given 3 different breed designations. The Giant is a fine… Read More »

Yorkshire Terrier

Origin of the dog breed: Scotland/England Size of dog: 8 to 9 inches 7 to 8 pounds Dogs coat: Shiny, soft, long & straight Color of dog: Steel blue and tan A toy breed with unusual beauty, the Yorkie was used originally in the mines as a ratter. In those days the breed was larger… Read More »

Whippet

Origin of the dog breed: England Size of dog: 18 to 22 inches variable Dogs coat: Fine, short hair Color of dog: A variety of colors A sight hound developed in England, the Whippet was used to course rabbits in the countryside. The modern Whippet is a popular breed used in the show ring. Its… Read More »

West Highland White Terrier

Origin of the dog breed: Scotland Size of dog: 11 inches 15 to 22 pounds Dogs coat: Wiry, flat and straight Color of dog: White The Westie is known for its high energy level. A breed known for its courage, this dog serves well as both a watch-dog and companion. It is a loyal breed… Read More »

Welsh Terrier

Origin of the dog breed: England Size of dog: 14 to 16 inches 18 to 20 pounds Dogs coat: Coarse, wiry, and dense Color of dog: Black and tan; grey and tan This old English breed was developed to hunt badgers, foxes and otters. Usually good natured, the small terrier will not turn down a… Read More »