Dog Breeds With Reported Congenital Deafness*

Akita Coton de Tulear Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog/Otto Bulldog Dalmatian Old English Sheepdog
American Bulldog Dappled Dachshund Papillon
American-Canadian Shepherd Doberman Pinscher Pekingese
American Eskimo Dogo Argentino Perro de Carea Leonés
American Hairless Terrier English Bulldog Pit Bull Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier English Cocker Spaniel Pointer/English Pointer
Anatolian Shepherd English Setter Presa Canario
Australian Cattle Dog Foxhound Puli
Australian Kelpie Fox Terrier Rhodesian Ridgeback
Australian Shepherd French Bulldog Rat Terrier
Australian Stumpy-tail Cattle Dog German Shepherd Rottweiler
Beagle German Shorthaired Pointer 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 Labrador Retriever Tibetan Terrier
Catahoula Leopard Dog Lhasa Apso Toy Fox Terrier
Catalan Shepherd Löwchen Toy Poodle
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Maltese Walker American Foxhound
Chihuahua Miniature Pinscher West Highland White Terrier
Chinese Crested Miniature Poodle Whippet
Chow Chow mongrel Yorkshire Terrier
Cocker Spaniel Newfoundland Landseer  
Collie Norwegian Dunkerhound n=100

*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

August 25, 2014

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