Manchester Terrier – Disease Predisposition

Manchester Terrier


Dermatological conditions

Pattern baldness
  • Almost exclusively affects females
Ehler-Danlos syndrome
  • Also known as cutaneous asthenia
  • Inherited group of diseases
  • May be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait

Haematological conditions

Von Willebrand’s disease
  • Possibly inherited as an autosomal recessive trait
  • Common in this breed in both the USA and UK

Ocular conditions

Lens luxation
  • Breed predisposition
  • Inheritance suspected
Generalised progressive retinal atrophy (GPRA)
  • Autosomal recessive inheritance suspected

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