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

Canine Hip Dysplasia in Dogs: Your Questions Answered Click To Tweet

Which Dog Breeds are Prone to Canine Hip Dysplasia? - www.animalbliss.com
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? - www.animalbliss.com
Pugs

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.

RELATED:
Best Dog Breeds for Families with Children

 

Which Dog Breeds are Prone to Canine Hip Dysplasia? #dogs #pethealth Click To Tweet


MY QUESTION FOR YOU TODAY:
Does your dog have hip dysplasia? Do you have any advice you want to share?

** Leave your comment below. **

(It’s just sexy!)

Animal Bliss - A really cool blog about Animals - domestic pets and wildlife too.

 

Animal Bliss - A really cool blog about Animals - domestic pets and wildlife too.

Jeanne Melanson, Founder of Animal Bliss, a very cool blog about animals - wildlife and domestic too

Animal Bliss - A really cool blog about Animals - domestic pets and wildlife too.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!

Animal Bliss - a very cool blog about animals, domestic pets and wildlife too. www.animalbliss.com

Animal Bliss - A really cool blog about Animals - domestic pets and wildlife too.

Disclosure: Animal Bliss is an Amazon  affiliate, and may earn a (very small, teeny tiny) commission from purchases made through links on this website.

(Coffee money – thank you!)

😀

Follow Me:

Jeanne Melanson

Owner at Animal Bliss
Born in Nova Scotia, I moved to the United States 20+ years ago.I am a dedicated lover of animals and fight for their rights and protection.I love people too, of course, and enjoy meeting folks from all walks of life.I enjoy philosophical discussion, laughing, and really odd ball stuff.I hope you enjoy my site.Leave me a comment to let me know you were here!Peace out.
Follow Me:

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

  1. November 25, 2018
    You have a very interesting site.
    We have 3 dogs: A 7 1/2 yr. old English Mastiff–she fortunately has no signs of hip displasia. She sits nice & straight on her haunchs & even sleeps with her back legs straight out behind her; which I’ve been under the impression that’s good signs of not having hip displasia. We have a 1 1/2 yr. old Texas Blue Heeler, & an 11 mo. old Doberman Pinscher. So far she sits nice & straight too. So hopefully my 3 girls are in the clear.
    I’ll be looking forward to your newsletters.

  2. Shepherds being prone to hip dysplasia is the number one reason I kept Baymax intact for so long. It can help to prevent hip dysplasia by allowing growing puppies to finish growing before neutering/spaying. It allows their hormones to be present to close their growth plates correctly. Baymax is almost 2 (next month!), and has been the same weight since he turned 1, so I felt pretty sure he was done growing, and he got neutered 2 weeks ago.

  3. 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

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge