Dogs Most Prone to Joint Issues

German Shepherds frequently suffer joint dysplasia, arthritis, and debilitating lameness.

German Shepherd

America's most popular breed also tops lists for hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis.

Labrador Retriever  

These gentle giants experience painful joint and ligament inflammation.  

Saint Bernard

Susceptible to osteosarcoma bone cancer and elbow/hip dysplasia.


High rates of hip/elbow dysplasia, arthritis and ligament tears.

Golden Retriever

Commonly afflicted with osteosarcoma bone cancer and cartilage disorders.


Fast early growth leads to high hip/elbow dysplasia and easy joint injuries.

Great Dane

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