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Dog Breeds With Reported Congenital Deafness*

Akita

Coton de Tulear

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

American Bulldog

Dalmatian

Old English Sheepdog

American-Canadian Shepherd

Dappled Dachshund

Papillon

American Eskimo

Doberman Pinscher

Pekingese

American Hairless Terrier

Dogo Argentino

Perro de Carea Leonés

American Staffordshire Terrier

English Bulldog

Pit Bull Terrier

Anatolian Shepherd

English Cocker Spaniel

Pointer/English Pointer

Australian Cattle Dog

English Setter

Presa Canario

Australian Kelpie

Foxhound

Puli

Australian Shepherd

Fox Terrier

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Australian Stumpy-tail Cattle Dog

French Bulldog

Rat Terrier

Beagle

German Shepherd

Rottweiler

Belgian Sheepdog/Groenendael

German Shorthaired Pointer

Saint Bernard

Belgian Tervuren

Great Dane

Samoyed

Bichon Frise

Great Pyrenees

Schnauzer

Border Collie

Greyhound

Scottish Terrier

Borzoi

Havanese

Sealyham Terrier

Boston Terrier

Ibizan Hound

Shetland Sheepdog

Boxer

Icelandic Sheepdog

Shih Tzû

Brittney Spaniel

Italian Greyhound

Shropshire Terrier

Bulldog

Jack/Parson Russell Terrier

Siberian Husky

Bullmastiff

Japanese Chin

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Bull Terrier

Keeshond

Springer Spaniel

Canaan Dog

Kuvasz

Sussex Spaniel

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Labrador Retriever

Tibetan Spaniel

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Lhasa Apso

Tibetan Terrier

Catalan Shepherd

Löwchen

Toy Fox Terrier

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Maltese

Toy Poodle

Chihuahua

Miniature Pinscher

Walker American Foxhound

Chinese Crested

Miniature Poodle

West Highland White Terrier

Chow Chow

mongrel

Whippet

Cocker Spaniel

Newfoundland Landseer

Yorkshire Terrier

Collie

Norwegian Dunkerhound

(n=99)

*Note: dogs of any breed can have congenital deafness, from a variety of causes. Breeds with white pigmentation are most affected.

Used with permission from:

Dr. George M. Strain. Deafness in dogs and cats. Available at http://www.lsu.edu/deafness/breeds.htm

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