Web Only Article May 24, 2016

29 Dog Breeds Predisposed to Hypothyroidism

More than 70 percent of the 140 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club recognize hypothyroidism as a major health concern. Below is a list, in order, of the top 30 breeds most affected, according to Michigan State University. Remember, however, that breed alone should not rule out hypothyroidism as a possible diagnosis. Dogs of all breeds can be affected.

1. English Setter

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2. Polish Lowland Sheepdog (PON)

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3. Havanese

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4. Old English Sheepdog

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5. Boxer

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6. American Pit Bull Terrier

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7. German Wirehaired Pointer

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8. Tibetan Terrier

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9. Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

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10. English Pointer

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11. Maltese

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12. Beagle

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13. Dalmatian

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14. Giant Schnauzer

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15. Cocker Spaniel

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16. Kuvasz

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17. Rhodesian Ridgeback

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18. Walker Hound

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19. American Staffordshire Terrier

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20. Welsh Springer Spaniel

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21. Golden Retriever

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22. Malamute

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23. Shetland Sheepdog

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24. Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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25. Irish Setter

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26. Brittany Spaniel

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27. Siberian Husky

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28. English Cocker Spaniel

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29. Gordon Setter

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