Irish Water Spaniel – Disease Predisposition

Irish Water Spaniel


Dermatological conditions

Canine follicular dysplasia
  • A marked predilection in this breed implies a genetic basis for this group of diseases
  • Hair loss begins at 2–4 years of age, and occurs mainly on the flanks
  • Hair loss is due to fracture of the hair in this breed
  • Eventually the whole of the trunk is involved

Musculoskeletal conditions

Hip dysplasia
  • This breed has the seventeenth worst breed mean score in the BVA/KC Hip Dysplasia Scheme as of October 2001
  • Breed mean score 18

Ocular conditions

  • Inheritance suspected

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