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Weekly Pet Quiz: Dog Intelligence, IVDD and Chocolate

1 Which of these breeds is not genetically predisposed for patellar luxation?

  • Pit Bulls

    "Short-legged dogs, for example Basset Hounds and Dachshunds, aren't genetically prone to the condition. However, because their femurs are so short, it can change the angle of the seating of the kneecap, and these dogs can end up with luxating patellas as well.

    Larger breeds have less genetic predisposition to problems with the kneecap. They typically have a nice, deep groove for the patella to seat in. However, some larger dogs are prone to hip problems. If a joint above the kneecap like the hip joint, or one below the kneecap like the ankle develops a problem, it can change the ergonomics of the body." Learn more.

  • Yorkies
  • Jack Russell Terriers
  • Maltese

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