Frequency of Genetic Disorders:
Not related to breed standard
by Carol Beuchat PhD
Data from -
- Summers JF, G Diesel, L Asher, PD McGreevy & LM Collins 2011 Inherited defects in pedigree dogs. Part 2: Disorders that are not related to breed standards. Vet J 183: 39-45.
Frequency of disorders among the 50 most popular breeds in the UK in 2007
Classification of disorders:
- "Genetic" - disorders that are inherited diseases with no link to conformation (= "D" in Summers et al)
- "Total" - disorders resulting from selection for a conformation trait, or exacerbated by a conformation trait (= "C + CD" in Summers et al), plus "genetic" (i.e., C + CD + D).
Genetic Illness Severity Index for Dogs:
- Based on evaluation of 4 aspects of each disorder (prognosis, treatment, complications, and behavior), with severity for each ranging from 0 to 4. Total score for a disorder can range from 0 (least severe) to 16 (most severe). Cumulative GISID score is the sum of all of the total scores for each disorder. (pdf)