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Cat or Dog Cancer Rates By Breed

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Dog Breeds With Higher Than Normal Cancer Rates*   Dog Breeds With Lower Than Normal Cancer Rates*
Golden Retrievers   Miniature Pinschers
German Shepherd Dogs   Papillions
Poodles   Saint Bernards
Boxers   Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Rottweilers   Pekingese
Shetland Sheepdogs   Akitas
Cocker Spaniels   Pomeranians
Doberman Pinschers   Great Pyrenees
Beagles   Bloodhounds
Miniature Schnauzers   Newfoundlands
Shih Tzus   Mastiffs
    Chesapeake Bay Retriever
    Bichon Frise
*Tufts University has a Veterinary Cancer Registry that looks at dogs in North America. Their information suggests the following dog breeds have higher rates of cancer than would be predicted:   *Tufts University has a Veterinary Cancer Registry for dogs in North America. Their information suggests the following dog breeds have lower rates of cancer than would be predicted:
Most likely to develop cancer*   Least likely to develop cancer*
Bernese Mountain Dogs   Airedales
Boxers   Beagles
Giant Schnauzers   Dachshunds
Standard Poodles   Irish Setters
Rottweilers   Jack Russell Terriers
Irish Wolfhounds   Rough Collies
Cocker Spaniels   Yorkshire Terriers
Doberman Pinschers    
German Shepherd Dogs    
Saint Bernards    
Great Danes    
Basset Hounds    
*European studies indicate the following breeds are most likely to develop cancer.   *European studies indicate the following breeds are the least likely to develop cancer.

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