Most breeds have a characteristic list of inherited defects. Some of these defects occur at an unacceptably high frequency. Being aware of specific breed defects can help potential pet owners to make informed decisions when buying puppies. Furthermore it can help existing pet owners and their veterinarians diagnose and treat potential problems before it is too late.

Find out more about inherited diseases at the University of Sydney’s website LIDA. LIDA is designed to gather, collate and disseminate data on the prevalence of inherited disorders among Australian dogs. This site allows you to search by breed, or by a dog’s organ system.

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