The faults and defects of the breeds: Sporting Dogs

By | February 14, 2010
Brittany Patella luxation: Hip dysplasia
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Hip dysplasia; Elbow dysplasia
Clumber Spaniels Hip dysplasia
Cocker Spaniels (American) Hip dysplasia; IVD (intervertebrate disk disease); Patella luxation, either medial or lateral; Elbow dysplasia; Thyroid disorders; Neoplasias; Anury (no tail, no caudal vertebrae); Brachury (short tail)
Curly-Coated Retrievers Thyroid disorders; Calcium metabolic disorders; Juvenile osteoporosis.
English Cocker Spaniels Swimmers syndrome (i.e. the inability to stand at four to six weeks of age)
English Setters Hip dysplasia; Neoplasias
English Springer Spaniels Hip dysplasia; Myasthenia gravis
Field Spaniels Thyroid disorders; Hip dysplasia
Flat-Coated Retrievers Hip dysplasia; Patella luxation; Neoplasias
German Shorthaired Pointers Pannus; Neoplasias
German Wirehaired Pointers Hip dysplasia; Toe fractures
Golden Retrievers Hip dysplasia (very high incidence); Elbow dysplasia; OCD (osteochondrities dissecans) of elbow; Muscular dystrophy; Thyroid disorders; Neoplasias
Gordon Setters Hip dysplasia; Thyroid disorders
Irish Setters Generalized myopathy (i.e. stiff gait and other difficulties); Carpal (pastern luxation; OCD (osteochondrities dissecans)-especially in knees and shoulders; Metabolic bone disease; Neoplasias; Thyroid disorders; Hip dysplasia
Irish Water Spaniels Hip dysplasia
Labrador Retrievers Carpal (pastern) luxation associated with Hemophilia A; Dwarfism associated with retinal dysplasia; Muscle mass deficiency, Deficiency of type II muscle fibers; Hip dysplasia; Elbow dysplasia; Muscular dystrophy; Thyroid disorders
Pointers Neutropic osteopathy; Low sensitivity in distal limbs; Demyelination in spinal cord, self-mutilation; Toe gnawing; Neuromuscular atrophy; Hip dysplasia; Dwarfism.
Susses Spaniels IVD (intervertebrate disk disease)
Vizlas Hip dysplasia
Weimaraners Spinal dysraphism (crouching stance, abduction of one leg, and hopping gait); Hip dysplasia; Myasthenia gravis; Neoplasias; Elbow dysplasia; Dwarfism
Welsh Springer Spaniels Hip dysplasia; Thyroid disorders
Wirehaired Pointing Griffons Hip dysplasia