• Breed: German Shepherd

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Avg Size of Female: Height: 22 - 24 inches, Weight: 75 - 95 pounds
    Occasionally seen: Pancreatic insufficiency
    Suggested tests: Hip, elbow, eye
    Major concerns: CHD, elbow dysplasia
    Note: GSDs are especially susceptible to a potentially fatal systemic fungal infection from Aspergillus.
    Life span: 10 - 12 years
    Minor concerns: Panosteitis, vWD, progressive posterior paresis, cauda equina, pyotraumatic dermatitis, skin allergies, malignant neoplasms, pannus, cataract, gastric torsion, perianal fistulas, cardiomyopathy
    Avg Size of male: Height: 24 - 26 inches, Weight: 75 - 95 pounds
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  • Breed: Golden Retriever

    Breed: Golden Retriever

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Occasionally seen: Gastric torsion, epilepsy, CPRA, osteosarcoma
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 21.5 - 22.5 inches, Weight: 55 - 65 pounds
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 23 - 24 inches, Weight: 65 - 75 pounds
    Life span: 10 - 13 years
    Suggested tests: Hip, elbow, eye, cardiac, blood
    Major Concerns:CHD, elbow dysplasia, cataract
    Minor concerns: Entropion, distichiasis, trichiasis, cataract, pyotraumatic dermatitis, subvalvular aortic stenosis, OCD, allergies, VWD, cardiomyopathy
    Brief History on Golden Retriever Origin
    The golden retriever evidently came to America sometime around 1900 by way of...
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  • Breed: Great Dane

    Breed: Great Dane

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Suggested tests: Cardiac, elbow, hip, eye, blood
    Life span: 6 - 8 years
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 30 - 32 inches, Weight: 100 - 120 pounds
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 28 - 30 inches, Weight: 100 - 120 pounds
    Occasionally seen: Glaucoma, VWD
    Minor concerns: CVI , cataract, elbow dysplasia, osteosarcoma, OCD, HOD
    Major concerns: Gastric torsion, CHD, cardiomyopathy
    Great Dane Breed History
    Because of its agility, strength and ability to cover lots of ground, the Great Dane became very popular as skillful hunters of wild boar in Germany. The Great Dane also became popular with nobility, due...
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  • Breed: Greyhound

    Breed: Greyhound

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Major concerns: None
    Minor concerns: Esophageal achalasia, gastric torsion, osteosarcoma
    Life span: 10 - 13 years
    Suggested tests: None
    Note: Racing dogs retired from NGA commonly suffer from racing-related injuries of the toe, hock, and muscles. The greyhound is generally sensitive to anesthesia and prone to tail-tip injuries and lacerations.
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 27 - 30 inches, Weight: 60 - 65 pounds
    Occasionally seen: None
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 27 - 30 inches, Weight: 65 - 70 pounds
    Brief History on Greyhound Origin
    The breed became very popular and valued in England because...
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  • Breed: Havanese

    Breed: Havanese

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Major concerns: None
    Occasionally seen: PRA, otitis externa, cataract
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 8.5 - 11.5 inches, Weight: 7 - 13 pounds
    Suggested tests: Knee, eye
    Life span: 12 - 14 years
    Minor concerns: Patellar luxation
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 8.5 - 11.5 inches, Weight: 7 - 13 pounds
    Brief History on Havanese Origin
    This breed of dog was specifically bred for the upper class and it was always acquired as a gift, never sold. Due to it's clown-like personality, some Havanese were trained as performing dogs and gained a huge reputation through this. When the Cuban Revolution took...
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  • Breed: Husky

    Breed: Husky

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Minor concerns: PRA, distichiasis, cataract, corneal opacities
    Life span: 11 - 13 years
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 20-22 inches, Weight: 35-50 pounds
    Occasionally seen: CHD, glaucomax
    Suggested tests: Eye, hip
    Major concerns: None
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 21-23.5 inches, Weight: 45-60 pounds
    Brief History on Siberian Husky Origin
    Up until the 1900s, Americans had never heard about these incredible Siberian sled dogs. The Siberian Husky was brought over to Alaska in the year 1909. This particular breed originated in northeastern Asia among the Chukchi people, who utilized them as...
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  • Breed: Labrador Retriever

    Breed: Labrador Retriever

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Avg Size of Female: Height: 21.5-23.5 inches, Weight: 55-70 pounds
    Occasionally seen: Diabetes, entropion, distichiasis
    Major concerns:CHD, gastric torsion, retinal dysplasia/skeletal dwarfism, muscular dystrophy, elbow dysplasia
    Minor concerns: Cataract, OCD, CPRA, pyotraumatic dermatitis
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 22.5-24.5 inches, Weight: 65-80 pounds
    Life span: 10 - 12 years
    Suggested tests: Hip, elbow, eye
    Brief History on Labrador Retriever Origin
    Labs are very skillful when it comes to retrieving game, both fowl and fish. The Labrador Retriever, commonly referred to as a Lab, is a...
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  • Breed: Lhasa Apso

    Breed: Lhasa Apso

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Major concerns: None
    Life span: 12 - 14 years
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 10-11 inches, Weight: 13-15 pounds
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 10-11 inches, Weight: 13-15 pounds
    Suggested tests: Knee, eye
    Minor concerns: Patellar luxation, entropion, distichiasis, PRA, renal cortical hypoplasia
    Occasionally seen: CHD, urolithiasis, vWD
    Brief History on Lhasa Apso Origin
    The Lhasa Apso originated in the remote mountains of Tibet, near the city of Lhasa. This is where they were first bred as companions and watchdogs for temples, palaces and monasteries. The breed is remarkably intelligent, it has a...
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  • Breed: Maltese

    Breed: Maltese

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Major concerns: None
    Life span: 12 - 14 years
    Minor concerns: Patellar luxation, open fontanel, hypoglycemia, hydrocephalus, distichiasis, entropion
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 9-10 inches, Weight: 4-7 pounds
    Occasionally seen: Deafness, white shaker-dog syndrome
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 9-10 inches, Weight: 4-7 pounds
    Suggested tests: Knee, eye
    Brief History on Maltese Breed Origin
    Crusaders who were returning from the Mediterranean in the 14th century are the ones who brought this lively little dog to England. It quickly became an accessory for every upper class woman. They often...
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  • Breed: Basset Hound

    Breed: Basset Hound

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Suggested tests: Eye, Blood
    Average Size of Female: Height: less than 14 inches, Weight: 40 - 60 pounds
    Minor concerns: Foot cysts and infection
    Occasionally seen: Patellar luxation
    Major concerns: Foreleg lameness, OCD, entropion, ectropion, otitis externa, intervertebral disc disease, glaucoma, vWD, CTP, gastric torsion
    Average Size of Male: Height: less than 14 inches, Weight: 40 - 60 pounds
    LifeSpan: 8 - 12 years
    Note: Obesity is a problem in the breed and it contributes to intervertebral disk disease.
    Brief History on Basset Hound Origin
    The Friars of the French Abbey of St. Hubert...
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  • Breed: Beagle

    Breed: Beagle

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Average Size of Female: Height: 13 - 15 inches, Weight: 18 - 30 pounds
    Life span: 12 - 15 years
    Major concerns: Intervertebral disc disease, CHD
    Occasionally seen: Deafness, hemophilia A, cataracts
    Average Size of Male: Height: 13 - 15 inches, Weight: 18 - 30 pounds
    Minor concerns: Glaucoma, Epilepsy
    Suggested tests: Hip, eye
    Brief History on Beagle Origin
    The name “Beagle” was first used beginning in 1475. The origin of the Beagle breed however, is not very well documented and is somewhat unclear. History suggests that the creation of the breed may have come from the pack hounds that were...
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  • Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog

    Breed: Bernese Mountain Dog

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Note: Extra care must be taken to avoid heatstroke in this large breed.
    Major concerns: CHD, elbow dysplasia, histicytosis, OCD
    Suggested tests: Hip, elbow, eye
    Average Size of Male: Height: 25 - 27.5 inches, Weight: 90 - 120 pounds
    Occasionally seen: Hypomyelination
    Minor concerns: Fragmented coronoid process, gastric torsion, PRA
    Life span: 7 - 9 years
    Average Size of Female: Height: 23 - 26 inches, Weight: 70 - 100 pounds
    Brief History on Bernese Mountain Dog Origin
    The Bernese Mountain Dog is thought to have been developed sometime during the Roman invasion of Switzerland. Some experts...
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  • Breed: Bichon Frise

    Breed: Bichon Frise

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Major concerns: Patellar luxation
    Occasionally seen: None
    Average Size of Male: Height: 9.5 - 11.5 inches, Weight: 11 - 16 pounds
    Average Size of Female: Height: 9.5 - 11.5 inches, Weight: 10 - 15 pounds
    Suggested tests: Knee, eye
    Life span: 12 - 15 years
    Minor concerns: Tooth loss, cataract
    Brief History on Bichon Frise Origin
    Many suggest that the Bichon Frise was a result from the barbet or water spaniel, and perhaps the poodle somewhere along the line as well. It was from this history that some said the name “Barbichon” was derived, which was later shortened down to simply “Bichon.” It...
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  • Breed: Chow Chow

    Breed: Chow Chow

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Occasionally seen: Renal cortical hypoplasia
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 17 - 20 inches, Weight: 45 - 70 pounds
    Suggested tests: Hip, elbow, eye
    Life span: 8 - 12 years
    Avg Size of male: Height: 17 - 20 inches, Weight: 45 - 70 pounds
    Major concerns: CHD, entropion
    Minor concerns: Elbow dysplasia, cataract, distichiasis, PPM, gastric torsion, stenotic nares, patellar luxation, elongated palate
    Brief History on Chow Chow Origin
    Some theories suggest that this particular breed of dog originally served as a temple guard dog in ancient times. It is also said that this breed may have been used...
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  • Breed: Collie

    Breed: Collie

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Occasionally seen: PDA, deafness, cerebellar abiotrophy
    Minor concerns: Distichiasis, pyotraumatic dermatitis
    Major concerns: CEA
    Suggested tests: Eye, ,
    Life Span: 8 - 12 years
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 22 - 24 inches, Weight: 60 - 65 pounds
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 24 - 26 inches, Weight: 60 - 75 pounds
    Note: Often sensitive to ivermectin. Merles should not be bred to merles because homozygous merle is lethal or detrimental to health.
    Brief History on Collie Origin
    This particular breed has been known to be used for herding sheep for many centuries. The Collie began to build a...
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  • Breed: Dachshund

    Breed: Dachshund

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Suggested tests: Eye
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 8 - 9 inches, Weight: 11 - 32 pounds
    Minor concerns: KCS
    Avg Size of male: Height: 8 - 9 inches, Weight: 11 - 32 pounds
    Occasionally seen: Diabetes, epilepsy, patellar luxation, deafness, gastric torsion
    Major concerns: Intervertebral disc disease
    Note: Obesity is a major problem for the dachshund. Many dachshunds tend to be overweight, which in turn predisposes them to intervertebral disc disease.
    Life span: 12 - 14 years
    Brief History on Dachshund Origin
    The Dachshund is said to have originated in Germany as a type of hunting dog. Though...
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  • Breed: Doberman

    Breed: Doberman

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Minor concerns: vWD, demodicosis, osteosarcoma, narcolepsy, gastric torsion, CHD
    Avg Size of male: Height: 26 - 28 inches, Weight: 65 - 90 pounds
    Note: Blue Dobermans often have alopecia; white Dobermans suffer from several serious health problems.
    Major concerns: CVI , cardiomyopathy
    Occasionally seen: Albinism
    Life span: 10 - 12 years
    Suggested tests: DNA for vWD, cardiac,
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 24 - 26 inches Weight: 65 - 90 pounds
    Brief History on Doberman Pinscher Origin
    The Doberman Pinscher is a medium to large sized breed of domestic dog originally developed sometime in 1890...
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  • Breed: Dogue De Bourdeaux

    Breed: Dogue De Bourdeaux

    8 monthes ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Minor concerns: None
    Average Size of Male: Height: 23 - 30 inches, Weight: 120 - 145 pounds
    Suggested tests: None
    Major concerns: Difficulty in breeding
    Occasionally seen: None
    Average Size of Female: Height: 23 - 30 inches, Weight: 120 - 145 pounds
    Life span: 10 - 12 years
    Brief History on Dogue de Bordeaux Origin
    History suggests that the Dogue de Bordeaux was originally used to guard nobleman's estates and properties during the French Revolution. A man named Raymond Triquet is the person credited with saving the breed from extinction, when he founded the Dogue de Bordeaux Club of...
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