Dog Breeds With Reported Congenital Deafness*

Akita Dalmatian Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog/Otto Bulldog Dappled Dachshund Old English Sheepdog
American Bulldog Doberman Pinscher Papillon
American-Canadian Shepherd Dogo Argentino Pekingese
American Eskimo English Bulldog Perro de Carea Leonés
American Hairless Terrier English Cocker Spaniel Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier English Setter Pointer/English Pointer
Anatolian Shepherd Foxhound Presa Canario
Australian Cattle Dog Fox Terrier Puli
Australian Kelpie French Bulldog Rhodesian Ridgeback
Australian Shepherd German Shepherd Rat Terrier
Australian Stumpy-tail Cattle Dog German Shorthaired Pointer Rottweiler
Beagle Goldendoodle Saint Bernard
Belgian Sheepdog/Groenendael Great Dane Samoyed
Belgian Tervuren Great Pyrenees Schnauzer
Bichon Frise Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Scottish Terrier
Border Collie Greyhound Sealyham Terrier
Borzoi Havanese Shetland Sheepdog
Boston Terrier Ibizan Hound Shih Tzû
Boxer Icelandic Sheepdog Shropshire Terrier
Brittney Spaniel Italian Greyhound Siberian Husky
Bulldog Jack/Parson Russell Terrier Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Bullmastiff Japanese Chin Springer Spaniel
Bull Terrier Keeshond Sussex Spaniel
Canaan Dog Kuvasz Tibetan Spaniel
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Labradoodle Tibetan Terrier
Catahoula Leopard Dog Labrador Retriever Toy Fox Terrier
Catalan Shepherd Lhasa Apso Toy Poodle
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Löwchen Walker American Foxhound
Chihuahua Maltese West Highland White Terrier
Chinese Crested Miniature Pinscher Whippet
Chow Chow Miniature Poodle Yorkshire Terrier
Cocker Spaniel mongrel  
Collie Newfoundland Landseer n = 102
Coton de Tulear Norwegian Dunkerhound  

*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

November 7, 2016

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