Dog Breeds With Reported Congenital Deafness*

Akita Coton de Tulear Norwegian Dunkerhound
American Bulldog Dalmatian Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
American-Canadian Shepherd Dappled Dachshund Old English Sheepdog
American Eskimo Doberman Pinscher Papillon
American Hairless Terrier Dogo Argentino Pekingese
American Staffordshire Terrier English Bulldog Perro de Carea Leonés
Anatolian Shepherd English Cocker Spaniel Pit Bull Terrier
Australian Cattle Dog English Setter Pointer/English Pointer
Australian Kelpie Foxhound Presa Canario
Australian Shepherd Fox Terrier Puli
Australian Stumpy-tail Cattle Dog French Bulldog Rhodesian Ridgeback
Beagle German Shepherd Rat Terrier
Belgian Sheepdog/Groenendael German Shorthaired Pointer Rottweiler
Belgian Tervuren Great Dane Saint Bernard
Bichon Frise Great Pyrenees Samoyed
Border Collie Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Schnauzer
Borzoi Greyhound Scottish Terrier
Boston Terrier Havanese Sealyham Terrier
Boxer Ibizan Hound Shetland Sheepdog
Brittney Spaniel Icelandic Sheepdog Shih Tzû
Bulldog Italian Greyhound Shropshire Terrier
Bullmastiff Jack/Parson Russell Terrier Siberian Husky
Bull Terrier Japanese Chin Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Canaan Dog Keeshond Springer Spaniel
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Kuvasz Sussex Spaniel
Catahoula Leopard Dog Labrador Retriever Tibetan Spaniel
Catalan Shepherd Lhasa Apso Tibetan Terrier
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Löwchen Toy Fox Terrier
Chihuahua Maltese Toy Poodle
Chinese Crested Miniature Pinscher Walker American Foxhound
Chow Chow Miniature Poodle West Highland White Terrier
Cocker Spaniel mongrel Whippet
Collie Newfoundland Landseer Yorkshire Terrier

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


Dr. George M. Strain
Louisiana State University
Comparative Biomedical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
Phone: 225-578-9758
Fax: 225-578-9895
E-mail: strain@lsu.edu

July 29, 2013

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