Breed Predispositions for Congenital Heart Defects

Defect:  Patent ductus arteriosus
Breeds:
 Toy and miniature poodles, German shepherd, collie, Pomeranian, Shetland sheep dog, Maltese, English
Springer spaniel, Keeshond, Yorkshire terrier, American cocker spaniel, Rottweiler


Defect:  Subaortic stenosis
Breeds:
Newfoundland, Rottweiler, Golden retriever, Boxer


Defect: Pulmonic stenosis
Breeds:
 English bulldog, Terrier, Beagle, Mastiff, Samoyed, Miniature schnauzer, American cocker spaniel,
Keeshond, West Highland white terrier

Defect: Ventricular septal defect
Breeds:
English springer spaniel

Defect: Tetralogy of Fallot
Breeds
:Keeshond

Defect: Mitral valve dysplasia
Breeds:
 Rottweiler; large breeds

Defect: Tricuspid valve dysplasia
Breeds:
Labrador retriever; large breeds (>20 kg)

Defect:  Persistent right aortic arch
Breeds
:German shepherd, Irish setter


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