The faults and defects of the breeds: Non-Sporting Dogs

By | February 19, 2010
American Eskimo Dogs Hip dysplasia
Bichons Frises Patella luxation
Boston Terriers Neoplasias; Patella luxation, either medial or lateral; Swimmers syndrome, the inability to stand at four to six weeks; Vertebral abnormalities
Bulldogs Spina bifida, caused by ununited neural arches; Neoplausa; Swimmers syndrome, the inability to stand at four to six weeks; Hip dysplasia; Elbow dysplasia; Flaccid shoulder joints; Thyroid disorders; Vertebral abnormalites
Chinese Shar-Peis Patella luxation; Hip dysplasia; Elbow dysplasia; Swollen hock syndrome
Chow Chows Hip dysplasia; Elbow dysplasia
Dalmatians Muscular dystrophy
Finnish Spitz Patella luxation
French Bulldogs Hemivertebrae, which is the asymmetric abnormal development of vertebrae, resulting in scoliosis and crowding of one half of the body, producing a wedge-shape. It often results in neonatal death or spinal cord compression in older puppies.
Keeshonds Thyroid and other endocrine disorders, primary hyperparathyroidism in older dogs; Patella luxation; Hip dysplasia; Neoplasias
Lhasa Apsos Patella luxation, either medial or lateral; Hip dysplasia
Poodles (Miniature) Dwarfism; Hypoplasia of dens; Atypical pannus; Patella luxation; Shoulder luxation; IVD (intervertebrate disk disease); Legg-Calves Perthes disease; Thyroid disorders; Neoplasia; Epiphyseal dysplasia.
Poodles (Standard) Osteogenesis imperfecta, shown in deficient bone growth resulting in frequent fractures; Atypical pannus; Neoplasias; Hip dysplasia; Thyroid disorders
Schipperkes Legg-Cales Perthes disease; Thyroid disorders
Shiba Inus Patella luxation; Short spine
Tibetan Spaniels Medial patella luxation
Tibetan Terriers Thyroid disorders