Dog Breeds With Reported Congenital Deafness*

Akita Coton de Tulear Newfoundland Landseer
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog/Otto Bulldog Dalmatian Norwegian Dunkerhound
American Bulldog Dappled Dachshund Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
American-Canadian Shepherd Doberman Pinscher Old English Sheepdog
American Eskimo Dogo Argentino Papillon
American Hairless Terrier English Bulldog Pekingese
American Staffordshire Terrier English Cocker Spaniel Perro de Carea Leones
Anatolian Shepherd English Setter Pit Bull Terrier
Australian Cattle Dog Foxhound Pointer/English Pointer
Australian Kelpie Fox Terrier Presa Canario
Australian Shepherd French Bulldog Puli
Australian Stumpy-tail Cattle Dog German Shepherd Rhodesian Ridgeback
Beagle German Shorthaired Pointer Rat Terrier
Beauceron 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 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 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 Lowchen Walker American Foxhound
Chinese Crested Maltese West Highland White Terrier
Chow Chow Miniature Pinscher Whippet
Cocker Spaniel Miniature Poodle  Yorkshire Terrier
Collie mongrel n = 104

*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

July 19, 2022

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