Commonly Affected Breeds

The following breeds are more likely to develop atrioventricular valvular insufficiency (AVVI):5

  • Boston Terrier
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Chihuahua
  • Fox Terrier
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Miniature and Toy Poodles
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Pekingese
  • Pomeranian
  • Whippet

The following breeds are more likely to develop dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM):5

  • Afghan Hound
  • American Cocker Spaniel
  • Boxer
  • Dalmatian
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • English Bulldog
  • English Cocker Spaniel
  • Great Dane
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Newfoundland
  • Saint Bernard
  • Scottish Deerhound

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