|Familial Kidney & Bladder Diseases in Dogs|
Juvenile renal disease and other familial and congenital renal diseases are seen in more than thirty breeds of dogs. Twenty two of these breeds have a renal dysplasia which is similar to that seen in Standard Poodles. I have put an (RD) for renal dysplasia after their breed names. Even in breeds with the same type of JRD, such as renal dysplasia, the modes of inheritance can be different. Ages at onset of symptoms can vary from a few weeks (Cairn terriers) to 5 - 11 years (German Shepherds, Welsh Corgis, Beagles). Modes of inheritance can vary from X linked dominant (Samoyed) to autosomal recessive (Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Shih-Tzu), autosomal dominant (Bull Terrier), to unknown familial (most of the others).
The following breeds are some of those in which familial and other renal diseases are seen:
Reference: 1. Kruger, J.M., Osborne, C.A., et al. : Congenital and Hereditary Disorders of the Kidney. Veterinary Pediatrics Dogs & Cats from Birth to Six Months., 2nd edition. (J.D. Hoskins, ed.) W.B.Saunders, Philadelphia, Pa, 1995: pp 401-406.
* A sex predisposition for renal dysplasia was detected for Flat-coated Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, in which females represented 87,5% and 85,0 %, respectively, of the cases. (October 24, 2003) Renal dysplasi hos hund. http://vfak-epsilon.slu.se/archive/00000046/
I have also heard from a number of owners of Labrador Retriever puppies who have been diagnosed with a juvenile renal disease., and I have had reports of a familial renal dysplasia in English Setters.
March 10, 2005
Last edit: March 10, 2005