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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by davehyde, Jul 13, 2009.
came across this by accident. 10 most unhealthy dog breeds.
List of the Unhealthiest Dog Breeds
No can't see you have to register. or did i do it wrong?
So did i Christine.. but did get a glimps before it vanished..:001_tt2:
I can see it fine Just clicked close when it told me to register. Here it is anyway. Poodles are number 3 Not sure how much I believe it because ours have all lived to 16/17
What this could actually show is, the owners of these breeds of dogs are more likely to have pet insurance. Or the owners of these dogs are more prone to taking their dogs to the vets. Or, it could be, that these 10 breeds are indeed more liable to incurring higher veterinary expenses for their owners. Take it however which way you please:
DOG BREEDS Lifespan per breed (Years) Cost of vet bills in the last year Cost of vet bills in a lifespan
1 English Setter 11.2 �621 �6,955
2 Great Dane 8.5 �780 �6,630
3 Poodle 12 �544 �6,528
4 Rottweiler 9.8 �532 �5,214
5 Doberman Pinscher 9.8 �481 �4,714
6 Pointer 13.5 �335 �4,523
7 Greyhound 13.2 �314 �4,145
8 Chihuahua 13 �310 �4,030
9 Beagle 13.3 �302 �4,017
10 Saint Bernard 8 �492 �3,936
the links at the bottom were interesting too. apparently the most aggressive dog is ...............................wair for it..........................
Don't surprise me Sorry for all the daxie owners, but they are known to be snappy wee things
This lost can't be true can it? I mean were are the pugs and cavvies?
TBH this list was done by vet bills claim values. If a pug was to be classed as having a problem with its breathing etc a small op would resolve it as a one off (very general i know!)
If a larger dog has hip or joint problems the vets bills would be larger, bigger ops, ongoing treatment or medication - higher value.
so, a bit of a generalistic list not genuine research but interesting.
Hmm, good point
Kennel cough, Rhinitis/Bronchitis, Pancreatitis + diet food, Pneumonia, Cataract - in nine months. Over £7000. Insurance limit £6000. Ouch. Plus all the routine vet bills. But I'd rather not have to make a claim. A healthy dog (which she seems to be now) is much more preferable. And she's only just turned two!