The faults and defects of the breeds: Toy Dogs

By | February 18, 2010
Affenpinschers Patella luxation, either medial or lateral; Legg-Calves Perthes disease
Brussels Griffon Shoulder dislocation
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Patella luxation; Episodic weakness and collapse, a rare, inherited disorder
Chihuahuas (Long and Smooth coats) Shoulders dislocation; Patella luxation, medial or lateral; Hypoplasia of dens, which produces atlantoaxial subluxation, causing neck pain and quadriplegia
Chinese Cresteds Medial patella luation; Legg-Calves Perthes disease
English Toy Spaniels (Blenheim/Prince Charles and King Charles/Ruby) Patella luxation, medial or lateral can occur with medial the most common, Congenital Femoral Shift
Italian Greyhounds Predisposed to forelimb fractures
Japanese Chin Dwarfism
Maltese Patella luxatin
Miniature Pinschers Shoulders dislocation; Legg-Calves Perthes disease; Epiphyseal dysplasia; Decreased long-bone growth; OIsteopenia
Papillons Patella luxation
Perkingese Hypoplaisa of dense (Odontoid Process, an atlantoaxial subluxation, causes neck pain and quadriplegia); IVD (intervertebrate disk disease); Swimmers syndrome; Atypical pannus; Legg-Calves Perthes disease
Pomeranians Patella luxation, either medial or lateral; Dwarfism; Hypoplaisa of dens, atlantoaxail subluxation
Poodles (Toy) Dwarfism; Atypical pannus; Patella luxation; IVD (intervertebrate disk disease); Legg-Calves Perthes disease; Thyroid disorders; Neoplasias
Pugs Atypical pannus; Legg-Calves Perthes disease; Patella luxation, medial
Shih Tzus Dwarfism, Patella luxation
Silky Terriers Patella luxation; Legg-Calves Perthes disease
Yorkshire Terriers Patella luxation, medial or lateral; Hypoplasia of dens, which produces atlantoaxial subluxation, neck pain, and quadriplegia; Legg-Calves Parthes disease.