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Old 04-15-2007, 01:15 PM
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What breed has the least amount of genetic problems. I was having a discussion with someone and it got me wondering. I have heard that the ACD has the world record for single oldest dog but I am wondering on average what breed overall is the genetically healthiest breed.
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:24 PM
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pharaoh hounds have NO documented genetic health problems.
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:31 PM
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I have heard Border Terriers are called the "Timex watches" of the dog world. One breeder I am friends with says they just keep on ticking!! LOL!
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:33 PM
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Acd's can suffer from PRA and BAER but other than that are a pretty healthy breed. Also very minimal hip dysplasia in the breed...........I believe what the other poster said about the Pharoah hounds is true, but then again they are not a well known ordinarilly owned dog (very rare). Remember the more common the breed the more health problems
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I think every breed has something or another.. I know the small breeds are prone to Luxating Patella.Nemo had surgery for that in December...
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http://www.petdoc.ws/BreedPre.htm#P

I recently got this in email - may be of interest, although I have no idea how accurate it is.
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http://www.petdoc.ws/BreedPre.htm#P

I recently got this in email - may be of interest, although I have no idea how accurate it is.
WOW..Thanks for the link..All breeds have alot of problems...Holy cow..
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I have heard Border Terriers are called the "Timex watches" of the dog world. One breeder I am friends with says they just keep on ticking!! LOL!
apparently theres something called spikes disease that is getting more common in the breed, no idea what it is but i've seen it mentioned on a few breeders sites
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:19 PM
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Border Collies are very healthy for the most part. Eye problems are common, mainly CEA and PRA, but the heritability of these conditions is crystal clear and they are easy to avoid.

OCD is very common, but there is no evidence to prove that the breed has a genetic predisposition to it - a lot of environmental factors come into play with that condition. A lot of physical stress or poor nutrition at a young age can cause a dead sound dog to develop OCD.

CL is a serious condition but so far it has only been found in Australian and New Zealand show lines.
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there were quite a few breeds not listed on that website.
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