As a consequence of unregulated breeding, historical breeding standards, pure chance, and a host of other factors, almost all dog breeds are prone to genetic diseases. Most dog owners are aware of one or two that are common in their pet’s breed. Some very dedicated owners may know all the common genetic diseases within that breed, and even take steps to test for them. This raises the question of which dog breed has the most genetic problems?
When people walk past dogs in their yards, they often gush at how adorable they are. But sadly, breeds labeled as Pit Bulls, such as Staffordshire Bull Terriers, get mixed reactions when they play outside. Many dog lovers adore them, but some people look at them in fear or disgust because of hurtful breed stereotypes. … Read more