Is your beloved pup at risk of developing hip dysplasia?Is your beloved pup at risk of developing hip dysplasia?
Is your beloved pup at risk of developing hip dysplasia?

Dog Hip Dysplasia: These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog prone to debilitating health issue - including the loving Labrador Retriever ๐Ÿ•

Prospective dog owners should be aware their puppy could be predisposed to developing a painful and incurable condition.

A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes over the last few years โ€“ according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership has soared to record levels.

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

Thereโ€™s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Corenโ€™s book โ€˜The Intelligence of Dogsโ€™ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

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

One common canine disorder is hip dysplasia โ€“ when the dogโ€™s hip ball and socket joint doesnโ€™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 dogโ€™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.

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