Vets know to look out for particular health conditions when it comes to particular breeds of dog.

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These pups can all make wonderful family pets, but they have medical issues specific to the breed that owners need to be aware of.

Friday, 1st July 2022, 10:51 am

The last two years have seen many of us welcome a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club saw dog ownership rise by nearly eight per cent.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, thereโ€™s plenty of thought that goes into choosen your pawfect pup โ€“ whether you want a large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed. 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.

One thing to bear in mind when looking for a new dog is that certain breeds are predisposed to certain health conditions which, in some cases, may shorten their life.

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This doesnโ€™t mean that they donโ€™t make great pets โ€“ in fact some are amongst the most popular and loved dog breeds in the UK โ€“ but itโ€™s important to know that there are potential issues so you know what symptoms to look out for so you can make sure your pooch gets the best possible early treatment.

Here are 10 of the breeds that suffer from the worst health problems, according to the Kennel Club.

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