Dog Breeds With Reported Congenital Deafness*

[Bold = relative high prevalence]
Akita Dogo Argentino Pit Bull Terrier
American Bulldog English Bulldog Pointer
American-Canadian Shepherd English Cocker Spaniel Presa Canario
American Eskimo English Setter Puli
American Staffordshire Terrier Foxhound Rhodesian Ridgeback
Australian Cattle Dog Fox Terrier Rat Terrier
Australian Shepherd French Bulldog Rottweiler
Beagle German Shepherd Saint Bernard
Bichon Frise Great Dane Samoyed
Border Collie Great Pyrenees Schnauzer
Borzoi Greyhound Scottish Terrier
Boston Terrier Havanese Sealyham Terrier
Boxer Ibizan Hound Shetland Sheepdog
Bulldog Italian Greyhound Shih Tzû
Bull Terrier Jack Russell Terrier Shropshire Terrier
Cardigan Welsh Corgi Kuvasz Siberian Husky
Catahoula Leopard Dog Labrador Retriever Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Löwchen Springer Spaniel
Chihuahua Maltese Sussex Spaniel
Chinese Crested Miniature Pinscher Tibetan Spaniel
Chow Chow Miniature Poodle Tibetan Terrier
Cocker Spaniel mongrel Toy Fox Terrier
Collie Norwegian Dunkerhound Toy Poodle
Coton de Tulear Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Walker American Foxhound
Dalmatian Old English Sheepdog West Highland White Terrier
Dappled Dachshund Papillon Whippet
Doberman Pinscher Perro de Carea Leonés Yorkshire Terrier (n=81)

*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 22, 2002