Dog Breeds With Reported Congenital Deafness*

Akita Dalmatian Norwegian Dunkerhound
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog/Otto Bulldog Dappled Dachshund Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
American Bulldog Doberman Pinscher Old English Sheepdog
American-Canadian Shepherd Dogo Argentino Papillon
American Eskimo English Bulldog Pekingese
American Hairless Terrier English Cocker Spaniel Perro de Carea Leonés
American Staffordshire Terrier English Setter Pit Bull Terrier
Anatolian Shepherd Foxhound Pointer/English Pointer
Australian Cattle Dog Fox Terrier Presa Canario
Australian Kelpie French Bulldog Puli
Australian Shepherd German Shepherd Rhodesian Ridgeback
Australian Stumpy-tail Cattle Dog German Shorthaired Pointer Rat Terrier
Beagle Goldendoodle Rottweiler
Belgian Sheepdog/Groenendael Great Dane Saint Bernard
Belgian Tervuren Great Pyrenees Samoyed
Bichon Frise Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Schnauzer
Border Collie Greyhound Scottish Terrier
Borzoi Havanese Sealyham Terrier
Boston Terrier Ibizan Hound Shetland Sheepdog
Boxer Icelandic Sheepdog Shih Tzû
Brittney Spaniel Italian Greyhound Shropshire Terrier
Bulldog Jack/Parson Russell Terrier Siberian Husky
Bullmastiff Japanese Chin Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Bull Terrier Keeshond Springer Spaniel
Canaan Dog Kuvasz Sussex Spaniel
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Labradoodle Tibetan Spaniel
Catahoula Leopard Dog Labrador Retriever Tibetan Terrier
Catalan Shepherd Leonberger Toy Fox Terrier
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Lhasa Apso Toy Poodle
Chihuahua Löwchen Walker American Foxhound
Chinese Crested Maltese West Highland White Terrier
Chow Chow Miniature Pinscher Whippet
Cocker Spaniel Miniature Poodle Yorkshire Terrier
Collie mongrel  
Coton de Tulear Newfoundland Landseer n = 103

*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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