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Dog Hip Dysplasia 2023: These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog predisposed to joint problems including dysplasia - including the loving Labrador Retriever 🐕

Is your beloved pup at risk of developing hip dysplasia? (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Is your beloved pup at risk of developing hip dysplasia? (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)

A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes over the last three years – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared and demand for four-legged friends remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

Breeds that grow particularly quickly are more likely to develop joint issues - something that is the case for the the lovable Chesapeake Bay Retriever. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Breeds that grow particularly quickly are more likely to develop joint issues - something that is the case for the the lovable Chesapeake Bay Retriever. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)

Another thing to take into consideration is that some breeds are prone to particular health issues.

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Golden Retrievers share the Labrador Retriever's many positive attributes, but also the tendency to have hip problems. Some dogs show signs of the issue when they are just months old, while others show no problems until they are much older. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Golden Retrievers share the Labrador Retriever's many positive attributes, but also the tendency to have hip problems. Some dogs show signs of the issue when they are just months old, while others show no problems until they are much older. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)

One common canine disorder is hip dysplasia – when the dog’s hip ball and socket joint doesn’t fit or develop properly, causing it to rub and grind instead of sliding smoothly.

The condition results in the deterioration of the hip over time, causing pain and drastically reduce a dog’s quality of life.

Here are the 10 least breeds of dog genetically predisposed to suffering hip dysplasia, according to the American Kennel Club, along with more information about the condition.

Selective breeding has made the French Bulldog susceptible to a variety of physical conditions, including hip dysplasia. Responsible breeders will do all they can to better the bloodlines of their breeds, making their puppies less likely to develop problems. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Selective breeding has made the French Bulldog susceptible to a variety of physical conditions, including hip dysplasia. Responsible breeders will do all they can to better the bloodlines of their breeds, making their puppies less likely to develop problems. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)

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The Saint Bernard is prone to a range of joint degenerative disorders due to its huge size. Keeping a dog at a healthy weight is one of the best ways to minimise the risk of developing such issues. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
The Saint Bernard is prone to a range of joint degenerative disorders due to its huge size. Keeping a dog at a healthy weight is one of the best ways to minimise the risk of developing such issues. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)

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Larger dogs are most likely to develop hip dysplasia, with the German Shepherd being a case in point. They are most likely to suffer from the condition later in life, at around the age of seven. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Larger dogs are most likely to develop hip dysplasia, with the German Shepherd being a case in point. They are most likely to suffer from the condition later in life, at around the age of seven. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Rottweilers are another breed of large dog that commonly suffer from hip dysplasia. Another early indication of the condition is if your pet is leaning in one direction while walking, in an attempt to protect the troublesome hip. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Rottweilers are another breed of large dog that commonly suffer from hip dysplasia. Another early indication of the condition is if your pet is leaning in one direction while walking, in an attempt to protect the troublesome hip. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Another smaller breed that can develop hip dysplasia at any time of life is the Boxer. Dogs with the disporder can still lead long, full lives, especially with treatment. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
Another smaller breed that can develop hip dysplasia at any time of life is the Boxer. Dogs with the disporder can still lead long, full lives, especially with treatment. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
The Newfoundland is another dog whose huge size can cause hip problems. Over-exercising a dog, allowing them to jump from excessive heights and skidding on slippery surfaces are all factors that can aggravate hip dysplasia. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
The Newfoundland is another dog whose huge size can cause hip problems. Over-exercising a dog, allowing them to jump from excessive heights and skidding on slippery surfaces are all factors that can aggravate hip dysplasia. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
A combination of a large frame, genetic predisposition and weight distribution mean that lovable Labrador Retrievers commonly develop hip dysplasia. Symptoms of the condition include walking with a limp, lack of interest in exercise, reluctance to climb stairs, and a clicking sound when walking. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
A combination of a large frame, genetic predisposition and weight distribution mean that lovable Labrador Retrievers commonly develop hip dysplasia. Symptoms of the condition include walking with a limp, lack of interest in exercise, reluctance to climb stairs, and a clicking sound when walking. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
One of the smallest breeds to be particularly susceptible to hip dysplasia, the Pug tends to develop the condition quite early in life. Treatments for hip dysplasia include weight reduction, exercise restriction, physical therapy, joint supplements, anti-inflammatory medications and joint fluid modifiers. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)
One of the smallest breeds to be particularly susceptible to hip dysplasia, the Pug tends to develop the condition quite early in life. Treatments for hip dysplasia include weight reduction, exercise restriction, physical therapy, joint supplements, anti-inflammatory medications and joint fluid modifiers. (Photo: Canva/Getty Images)