10 dog breeds with a higher risk for cancer

10 dog breeds with a higher risk for cancer
FILE PHOTO: A golden retriever therapy dog "protected" a baby doll that had been donated for the holiday season. (Hans Surfer/Getty Images)

Although cancer can affect any dog, there are some breeds that have a higher risk than other.

News Center 7's Cheryl McHenry is taking a look at why golden retrievers in particular see a higher rate of cancer. For more information, tune in Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 p.m.

Golden retrievers aren’t the only breed with a higher risk though.

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According to the Morris Animal Foundation, these nine breeds have an increased risk of cancer:

  • Burmese mountain dogs
  • Boxers
  • Scottish terriers
  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • Bullmastiff
  • Rottweiler
  • Rhodesian ridgeback
  • Airedale terrier
  • Irish setter