An x-ray showing hip dysplasia in a dog.An x-ray showing hip dysplasia in a dog.
An x-ray showing hip dysplasia in a dog.

Dog Hip Dysplasia: These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog most prone to the debilitating condition - 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 and around one-in-three UK households now include a four-legged friend.

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.

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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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