The Boxer
The following diseases are reported to occur more frequently in the Boxer than in the general dog population. In some cases the disease either has, or is believed to have, a genetic, hereditary cause but many of the diseases listed here do not have a proven genetic basis. 

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Alimentary tract diseases
This section includes diseases that involve the mouth, oesophagus (gullet), stomach, small intestine (duodenum and ileum), large intestine (colon and rectum), liver and pancreas.

Diseases involving the mouth Diseases affecting the gullet (oesophagus)

Diseases involving the pancreas

Diseases affecting the small intestine

Diseases affecting the stomach
  • Pyloric stenosis (congenital antral hypertrophy)

Diseases affecting the large intestine

  • Perianal cancer
  • Histiocytic colitis
  • Chronic colitis
  • Mastocytoma

Blood diseases


  • Chemodectoma
  • Chondrosarcoma (rib)
  • Fibromatous/ossifying epulis
  • Gingival neoplasia
  • Haemangioma (skin)
  • Haemangiopericytoma
  • Haemangiosarcoma (skin)
  • Histiocytoma (skin)
  • Insulinoma
  • Lymphoma (non-epitheliotrophic)
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Mast cell tumours
  • Melanoma
  • Oral neoplasia
  • Osteosarcoima (skull)
  • Phaeochromocytoma
  • Pituitary tumour (hyperadrenocorticism)
  • Primary brain tumours
  • Sertoli cell tumours
  • Squamous cell carcinoma (skin)
  • Thyroid neoplasia
  • Uveal melanoma

Cardiovascular diseases

Heart valve disorders Abnormal development of major blood vessels to the heart

Heart muscle disease

Heart chambers


Eye diseases

Diseases of the eyeball
  • Anterior uveal melanoma

Diseases of the eyelids

Diseases of the third eyelid (nictitating membrane)

  • Prolapse

Diseases of the cornea

Diseases of the lens

Hormonal (Endocrine) diseases

Immune system diseases

Kidney and Urinary Tract disease

Liver diseases

Nervous system diseases

Orthopaedic diseases

Respiratory diseases

Skin diseases

  • Atopy
  • Calcinosis circumscripta
  • Canine Acne
  • Cushing's disease (hyperadrenocorticism)
  • Coccidiomycosis 
  • Demodicosis
  • Dermoid sinus (rare)
  • Ehler-Danlos syndrome (asthenia)
  • Follicular dysplasia (flank)
  • Follicular cyst
  • Food hypersensitivity
  • Granuloma (sterile)
  • Hypoestrogenism
  • Mast cell tumours
  • Muzzle folliculitis/furunculosis
  • Oestrogen-responsive dermatosis
  • Pododermatitis
  • Pyogranuloma
  • Sertoli cell tumours
  • Skin tumours
  • Solar dermatitis (trunk)
  • Sternal calluses
  • Superficial pyoderma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma

Other diseases

  • Drug reactions :
    • Acepromazine
  • Coccidiomycosis
  • Cryptorchidism
  • Vaginal hyperplasia
  • Vertebral heart score is higher than most breeds

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