Breed Profiling: a good thing?

It’s the new animal version of racism: terriers are all hyper and barky, small dogs bite, pit bulls are scary, and on and on.  And we’ve probably all heard that large dogs are prone to hip issues and barrel-chested dogs are more susceptible to bloat.  But maybe in a medical sense breed profiling could be useful.  Veterinarians are studying the mortality rates of different dog breeds to discover the truth behind which dogs actually tend to suffer from what diseases.  Is there some truth to all the myths?  Curious to see what you should be watching for in your dog?

The results are summarized here.

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