30 Dog Breeds Most Likely to Suffer From Ear Infections

Labradoodles, Basset Hounds, and Border Collies are among the breeds of dogs most likely to suffer from ear infections, researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) found.

After their analysis of 22,000 dogs, Floppy-eared breeds with long ears have a much higher risk of infection compared to pointed-eared dogs as dirt and bacteria are more easily trapped. While ear infections affect most puppies, certain breeds are more prone to inner ear infections than others due to overbreeding.

Elsewhere in their study, scientists found that 7.3% of dogs suffered from ear infections, with other breeds including boxers, Labrador retrievers, and West Highland white terriers.

Chinese Shar Pei dogs made the list too

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“Humans invented dog breeds with all sorts of extreme body shapes over a hundred years ago. But it is only now that we are fully realizing how much these body shapes affect the health of these breeds,” Dr. Dan O’Neill, senior lecturer in Companion Animal Epidemiology at RVC, told MailOnline.

“This study examines the floppy-eared dog health problems that many people find so appealing, but the results could lead us all to wonder if we have gone too far in our pursuit of variety in the appearance of our dogs.” is a conversation everyone should have now before deciding on a race. “

Golden retriever

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Some of the tell-tale signs that your dog has an ear infection include redness, swelling, smelly discharge from the ear, head shaking, or swelling in the ear flap. If you think your four-legged friend is suffering, always see your veterinarian. It is a very painful problem that needs to be addressed promptly.

    Check out the full list of breeds below …

    30 dog breeds most likely to suffer from ear infections

    1. Basset hound
    2. Chinese Shar-Pei
    3. Labradoodle
    4. beagle
    5. Golden retriever
    6. Cockapoo
    7. British bulldog
    8. American bulldog
    9. Cavapoo
    10. pug
    11. French bulldog
    12. West Highland White Terrier
    13. Labrador Retriever
    14. Cocker spaniel
    15. Rottweilier
    16. Bichon Frize
    17. boxer
    18. English springer spaniel
    19. Lhasa Apso
    20. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
    21. Border terrier
    22. German shepherd dog
    23. Shih-Tzu
    24. crossing
    25. Other races
    26. Staffordshire bull terrier
    27. Jack Russell Terrier
    28. Yorkshire Terrier
    29. Border collie
    30. Chihuahua
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