Norwegian Elkhound – Disease Predisposition

Norwegian Elkhound


Musculoskeletal conditions

Norwegian Elkhound chondrodysplasia
Osteogenesis imperfecta

Neoplastic conditions

  • Breed predisposition to multiple tumours
Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin

Ocular conditions

Entropion (usually lower lids)
  • Breed predisposition
Primary glaucoma
Lens luxation
  • Breed predisposition
  • Inheritance suspected
Multifocal retinal dysplasia
  • Congenital condition
Generalised progressive retinal atrophy (early retinal degeneration)

Renal and urinary conditions

Familial renal disease
Primary renal glucosuria

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