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14 Dog Breeds Most Likely to Get Cancer

by Dr. Chris

Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation

August 28, 2010 While almost any dog can get cancer, some breeds are much more likely to get it then others. Here is a list of 14 dog breeds that according to the Morris Animal Foundation are most likely to get cancer.


1. Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain dog is very susceptible to getting histiocytic sarcoma.

2. Boxer

The Boxer dog is likely to get brain cancer and lymphoma.

3. Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel dog is prone to developing lymphoma.

4. Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever dog is susceptible to getting lymphoma and hemangiosarcoma.

5. Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever dog is prone to lymphoma and hemangioscarcoma as well.

6. English Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniel dog commonly develops mammary gland cancer if not spayed at an early age.

7. Pug

The Pug dog is prone to getting mast cell tumors, which is a cancer of the skin.

8. Shar-Pei

The Shar-Pei dog is also likely to develop mast cell tumors

9. Greyhound

The Greyhound dog is likely to develop osteosarcoma, which is a tumor of the bones.

10. Rottweiler

The Rottweiler dog is also likely to develop osteosarcoma as well.

11. Collie

The Collie dog is prone to developing nasal cancer.

12. Scottish Terrier

The Scottish Terrier dog is likely to develop bladder cancer, and tumors of the skin and mouth.

13. Chow Chow

The Chow Chow dog is susceptible to stomach cancer.

14. Flat-Coated Retriever

The Flat-Coated Retriever dog most commonly develops bladder cancer, and melanomas of the mouth and skin.

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