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 Leones
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 Saluki
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 Tzu
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 Labrador Retriever Tibetan Spaniel
Catahoula Leopard Dog Lhasa Apso Tibetan Terrier
Catalan Shepherd Lowchen Toy Fox Terrier
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Maltese Toy Poodle
Chihuahua Manchester Terrier
Walker American Foxhound
Chinese Crested Miniature Pinscher West Highland White Terrier
Chow Chow Miniature Poodle Whippet
Cocker Spaniel mongrel Yorkshire Terrier  
Collie Newfoundland Landseer                                           
Coton de Tulear Norwegian Dunkerhound                                       n=103

*Note: dogs of any breed can have congenital deafness, from a variety of causes, both hereditary and acquired.
Breeds with white pigmentation are most often 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

October 16, 2017

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