Dog Breeds With Reported Congenital Deafness*

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

Cimarron Uruguayo

Cocker Spaniel Newfoundland Landseer  
Collie Norwegian Dunkerhound n = 106

*Note: dogs of any breed can have congenital deafness, from a variety of causes. Breeds with white pigmentation are most affected. There are about 340 dog breeds recognized internationally by the Federation Cynologique
Internationale (FCI), the world governing body of dog breeds, but the standards for breed recognition vary from country to country. For example, the American Kennel Club currently only recognizes about half of them, about 187 breeds.

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

April 13, 2023

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