• Breed: Boxer

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Average Size of Female: Height: 21 - 23.5 inches, Weight: 50 - 65 pounds
    Note: Sensitive to heat and anesthesia; white boxers may be deaf.
    Suggested tests: Cardiac, hip
    Major concerns: Cardiomyopathy, SAS, CHD
    Occasionally seen: None
    Life Span: 12 - 14 years
    Minor concerns: Gastric torsion, tumors, intervertebral disc degeneration, corneal erosion, colitis
    Average Size of Male: Height: 22.5 - 25 inches, Weight: 65 - 80 pounds
    Brief History on Boxer Origin
    Sources claim that the boxer originally was derived from two breeds of dog found in central Europe that no longer exist, The Danziger...
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  • Breed: Bullmastiff

    Breed: Bullmastiff

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Avg Size of male: Height: 25 - 27 inches, Weight: 110 - 130 pounds
    Minor concerns: Entropion
    Occasionally seen: PRA
    Life span: 8 - 10 years
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 24 - 26 inches, Weight: 100 - 120 pounds
    Suggested tests: Hip, elbow,
    Major concerns: Gastric torsion, CHD, elbow dysplasia
    Brief History on Bullmastiff Origin
    The Bullmastiff was said to have been bred to protect larger estates from game poachers - in hopes to make gamekeepers fear for their lives. They were patient, clever and strong. They would wait for a poacher to come within striking distance and it was trained to...
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  • Breed: Bull Terrier

    Breed: Bull Terrier

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Avg Size of male: Height: 21 - 22 inches, Weight: 60 - 70 pounds
    Minor concerns: Heart problems, patellar luxation
    Occasionally seen: Lens luxation
    Suggested tests: Hearing , UP:UC ratio for kidney function, cardiac, eye
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 21 - 22 inches, Weight: 50 - 60 pounds
    Life span: 11 - 14 years
    Major concerns: Deafness , kidney problems
    Brief History on Bull Terrier Origin
    It was in 1860 that breeders decided to create an exclusively all white dog, and James Hinks is credited with crossing the “bull and terrier” with a white English terrier and a Dalmatian to produce the...
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  • Breed: Cane Corso

    Breed: Cane Corso

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Average Size of Female: Height: 23 - 25 inches, Weight: 88 - 99 pounds
    Life span: 10-11 years
    Suggested tests: None
    Occasionally seen: None
    Major concerns: None
    Average Size of Male: Height: 24 - 27 inches, Weight: 99 - 110 pounds
    Minor concerns: Bone and joint problems
    Brief History on Cane Corso Origin
    It is thought that the Cane Corso was first created to aid hunters in capturing large wild animals and game. Popular in Italy for many years, this breed was known as a hunting companion and powerful guard dog. It is said that the name was derived from the Latin word “cohors,” which roughly...
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  • Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Life span: 9 - 14 years
    Occasionally seen: Retinal dysplasia
    Major concerns: MVI, CHD
    Suggested tests: Cardiac, hip, knee, eye
    Avg Size of male: Height: 12 - 13 inches, Weight: 13 - 18 pounds
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 12 - 13 inches, Weight: 13 - 18 pounds
    Minor concerns: Patellar luxation, entropion
    Note: Cavaliers should not be bred until the age of 5 years, and only after being checked at that age for MVD
    Brief History on Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Origin
    According to some stories, King Charles II was very interested in this breed. Because of his close affiliation with them, this...
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  • Breed: Chihuahua

    Breed: Chihuahua

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Suggested tests: Cardiac, knee
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 6 - 9 inches, Weight: less than 6 pounds
    Occasionally seen: None
    Avg Size of male: Height: 6 - 9 inches, Weight: less than 6 pounds
    Major concerns: None
    Note: A soft spot in the skull is a common breed trait.
    Life span: 14 - 18 years
    Minor concerns: Pulmonic stenosis, hydrocephalus, patellar luxation, KCS, hypoglycemia
    Brief History on Chihuahua Origin
    One story suggests that this breed originated in China, and was eventually brought to the New World by Spanish traders. It was at that time they began crossing it with other very...
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  • Breed: Alaskan Malamute

    Breed: Alaskan Malamute

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Average Size of Male: Height: 25 to 28 inches Weight: 85 to 125 pounds
    Suggested tests: Hip, Eye, ChD clear rating
    Major concerns: Canine Hip Dysplasia, cataracts, chondrodysplasia
    Occasionally seen: Gastric torsion
    LifeSpan: 10 - 12 years
    Minor concerns: Renal cortical hypoplasia
    Average Size of Female: Height: 23 to 26 inches Weight: 75 pounds
    Brief History on Alaskan Malamute Origin
    The Alaskan malamute was originally recorded living amongst the Inuit native people, otherwise known as the “Mahlemuts”, who lived along the northwestern coast of Alaska. These dogs were used as hunting...
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