Which Dog Breeds are Prone to Canine Hip Dysplasia?

Which Dog Breeds are Prone to Canine Hip Dysplasia?

Which Dog Breeds are Prone to Canine Hip Dysplasia?

I put together this short list as a companion post to my recent article, “Canine Hip Dysplasia in Dogs : Your Questions Answered

Hip dysplasia commonly affects larger breeds of dogs, including:

  • German Shepherds
  • Rottweilers
  • Great Danes
  • Saint Bernards
  • Bulldogs
  • Neopolitan Mastiffs
  • American Staffordshire Terriers
  • Otterhounds
  • Bloodhounds
  • Newfoundlands
  • Catahoula Hounds
  • Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
  • Golden Retrievers
  • Norwegian Elkhounds
  • Chows
  • Old English Sheepdogs
Which Dog Breeds are Prone to Canine Hip Dysplasia?
Sasha – Great Dane, by Arno Meintjes, Flickr

However, dogs of all breeds and all sizes are susceptible to this inherited condition, including:

  • Pugs
  • French Bulldogs
  • Basset Hounds
Which dog breeds are prone to canine hip dysplasia?

Which Dog Breeds are Prone to Canine Hip Dysplasia?

For a more comprehensive list, see Hip Dysplasia by Breed put out by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.

 See also:  “Canine Hip Dysplasia in Dogs : Your Questions Answered



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4 thoughts on “Which Dog Breeds are Prone to Canine Hip Dysplasia?

  1. Sadly enough my poor shih tzu has gotten hip dysplasia and its sad to see him hurting and us not having the money to help my poor baby boy out. I cry every time I see his poor face in pain. He has started bunny hopping and putting less pressure on it. Hoping he can make it till next Friday so I can get paid and take him to the vet. Sadly he’s a big boy for a shih tzu, 20 lbs and only 4 years old but such a love bug.

    • Aww, sorry to hear your little shih tzu is having so much pain. It’s tough to watch them hurt and not be able to do too much about it. I hope you can get him in to see a vet, though. Sounds like he might need some pain meds. Thanks for stopping by Animal Bliss! Peace

  2. I recently had my mixed breed Laika DNA tested. I knew she had a lot of German Shepherd in her – and I’ve often heard about their problems being prone to hip dysplasia. I was surprised to find out that the other breeds she has in her – Staffordshire Terrier & Rottweiler – are slightly more at risk for it. It’s sad how prevalent it is; I hope breeders are being highly responsible and making sure they make wise choices when it comes to which dogs to breed so this sort of genetic problem decreases. And oh the poor Bulldog being at the top of the list – they’re a health nightmare.

    • Jen, I hope your Laika will not be affected by canine hip dysplasia. She sounds like a beautiful dog, with all that lovely ancestry. I really appreciate that you stopped by my site today and had a look around. All the best and I do hope you will return.

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