The faults and defects of the breeds: Terriers

By | February 17, 2010
Airedale Terriers Hip dysplasia; Trembling hindquarters seen after six months of age; Thyroid disorders
American Staffordshire Terriers Ruptured curciate ligament (very common)
Australian Terriers Legg-Calves Perthes disease; Patella luxation
Border Terriers Patella luxation; Hip dysplasia
Bull Terriers None recorded in veterinary literature
Cairn Terriers Patella luxation; Legg-Calves Perthes disease
Dandie Dinmont Terriers IVD (intervertebrate disk disease); Achondroplasia; Patella luxation, either medial or lateral; Hip dysplasia; Shoulder luxation; Elbow dysplasia; Neoplasias
Fox Terriers (Smooth and Wire) Shoulder dislocation; Legg Calves Perthes disease; Myasthenia gravis
Irish Terriers Muscular dystrophy
Kerry Blue Terriers UAP (ununited anconeal process)
Lakeland Terriers UAP (ununited anconeal process); Legg-Calves Perthes disease;
Manchester Terriers (Standard and Toy) Legg-Calves Perthes disease
Miniature Schnauzers Legg-Calves Perthes disease; Muscular dystrophy
Scottish Terriers Dwarfism; Scoottie cramp, characterized by rigidity of limbs with dog recovering in 30 seconds; Thyroid disorders; Elbow dysplasia; IVD (intervertebrate disk disease)
Sealyham Terriers IVD (intervertebrate disk disease)
Skye Terriers Thyroid disorders
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers Hip dysplasia
Staffordshire Bull Terriers None recorded in veterinary literature
Welsh Terriers Medial patella luxation
West Highland White Terriers Legg-Calves Parthes disease; Patella luxation; Hip dysplasia