Duck Tolling Retrievers can suffer from:
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Progressive retinal atrophy which is an inherited disorder where part of the eye degenerates and wastes away which can result in blindness.
- Collie eye anomaly which is an inherited condition where the eye does not develop properly, potentially leading to blindness.
- Degenerative encephalopathy which is a disorder where part of the brain degenerates and can result in loss of coordination and behavioural changes.
- Degenerative myelopathy, a condition which causes progressive paralysis in a dog's hindlimbs.
- Inherited Addison's disease¹ which is an inherited disease where the adrenal glands stop working properly and don't produce a normal amount of natural steroid.
Priority Kennel Club health schemes and testing:
- Hip dysplasia screening scheme
- Eye screening scheme
- DNA tests for progressive rod cone degeneration/progressive retinal atrophy, collie eye anomaly/choroidal hypoplasia and degenerative encephalopathy. These tests help to differentiate whether or not a dog has the potential to be affected by this condition.
¹B. D. Eason,' Influence of Beta Blockers on Survival in Dogs with Severe Subaortic Stenosis', 2014, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
²S. Comazzi, 'Breed-associated risks for developing canine lymphoma differ among countries: an European canine lymphoma network study', Aug 2018, BMC Veterinary Research