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Health Survey Statistics



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Preliminary Statistics

Number entered: 570

Distribution: Countries
USA
546
Canada
 12
Australia
 6
Italy
2
Mexico
 2
Finland
 1
New Zealand
 1
Germany
 1
United Kingdom
 1


United States
 
AK
1
AL
3
AR
3
AZ
6
CA
68
CO
18
CT
8
DE
1
FL
20
GA
16
IL
16
IN
12
IA
2
KS
7
LA
3
MA
7
MD
27
ME
2
MI
11
MN
9
MO
8
MS
8
MT
4
NC
6
NE
1
NJ
19
NV
8
NY
33
OH
34
OK
4
OR
28
PA
17
RI
2
SC
7
TN
18
TX
30
UT
4
VA
10
WA
19
WI
8
WV
3


Sex

Females:  295             Males: 269

Date of Birth
 
1966
(1)
1967
(1)
1979
(2)
1981
(1)
1982
(2)
1983
(4)
1984
(7)
1985
(5)
1987
(3)
1988
(10)
1989
(9)
1990
(17)
1991
(14)
1992
(22)
1993
(29)
1994
(42)
1995
(53)
1996
(69)
1997
(67)
1998
(90)
1999
(88)
2000
(37)


General Health

 
excellent 317 (56%) good 169 (30%) fair 50 (9%)
poor 18 (3%) bad 8 (1%) unknown 8

Of those where an age was given for onset of problems (177):

 
Age at onset # (%)
less than a year 44 (25%)
one year 21 (12%)
2 years 19 (11%)
3 years 18 (10%)
4 years 10 (6%)
5 years 14 (8%)
6 years 7 (4%)
7 years 10 (6%)
8 years 9 (5%)
9 years 12 (7%)
10 years or older 12 (7%)

 
Category Yes No
Bred 158 401
Neutered/spayed 256 282
Living 460 100


Of the Mastiffs that were no longer living, the age at death could be determined for 94 of them.

 
# Age at death
1 13 yrs
3 12 yrs
12 11 yrs
10 10 yrs
9 9 yrs
5 8 yrs
7 7 yrs
9 6 yrs
9 5 yrs
9 4 yrs
8 3 yrs
4 2 yrs
5 1 yr
3 less than 1 yr


Cause of death where known:

 
# Cause of death
23 Cancer
8 Heart problem
8 Bloat
5 Kidney failure
3 Spondylosis
3 Pneumonia
2 Seizures
2 Liver failure
2 Bacterial infection
2 Elbow dysplasia
2 Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
1 Ruptured cruciate
1 Wobblers
1 Herniated disk
1 Chronic lung disease
1 Pyelonephritis
1 Pinched nerve
1 Leptospirosis
1 Pyometra
1 Autoimmune Deficiency
1 Distemper
1 Aggression


The following tables group problems by the number of Mastiffs entered that have that problem. For instance there were 16 Mastiffs entered that had heart murmurs.

Health Problems

 
# Problems
62 Ear Infections
59 Sebaceous Cysts
58 Allergies
53 Eats Feces
51 Pica, Arthritis
50 Vomits
43 Cruciate Ligament Rupture
38 Cancer
35 Hip Dysplasia
31 Staph Skin Infections
30 Cystitis
29 Incontinent
27 Pyometra, Panosteitis
26 Elbow Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, PPM
23 Bloat
21 OCD, Entropion
20 Hot Spots
17 Vaginal Infections
16 Heart Murmurs, Cataracts
15 Pneumonia
14 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBD)
13 Vaginal Hyperplasia, Retinal Dysplasia (Folds)
12 Spondylosis, Umbilical Hernia
10 Ectropion
8 Seizures, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Immune System Problems
7 Crooked Tail
6 Cystine Stones, Cardiomyopathy, Histiocytomas
5 Retinal Dysplasia (Geographic), Ear Hematoma, Invertebral Disk Disease, Demodex
4 Wobblers, Renal Dysplasia, Seborrhea, Prostatis, Mange
3 Epilepsy, Stenosis, Mitral Valve, Megasophagus, Adenitis, Patellar Luxation, Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, Dry Eye, Undescended Testicals, Vaginal Prolapse, Iris Cyst
2 Spinal Myelopathy, Glaucoma, Lateral Torsion Hocks, Lick Granuloma, Addisons Disease, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
1 Lupus, Iris Cyst, Cherry Eye, Cerebral Degeneration, Pancreatitis, Corneal Dystrophy, Stones, Alopecic Syndrome, HOD, Lipfold Pyoderma, Pyelonephritis, Ectopic Cilia, Persistent Hyaloid Artery

Cancer

 
# Types
8 Bone (Osteosarcoma)
4 Unknown
3 Skin, Mammary, Squamous
2 Mastosarcoma, Thyroid, Bladder, Mast Cell
1 Lymphoma, Hemangiosarcoma, Systemic, Stomach, Leukemia, Adenocarcinoma, Mast Cell, Spine, Perianal

Reproductive Health - Female

 
# Problems
33 Mastitis
27 Failure to Conceive
24 Irregular Heats, Difficulty Whelping
11 Reabsorbed Litter, Refusal
7 Fetal Death
4 Fading Puppies, Metritis
3 Herpes

Temperament

 
Before one year of age:
 
# Temperament
268 Very Friendly
221 Confident
190 Friendly
125 Reserved
98 Protective
83 Timid
38 Afraid of Other
26 Afraid of Men
23 High Prey Drive
20 Very Shy
15 Dog Aggresive
14 Aggresive
4 Bit a Person
3 Rage Syndrome
13-24 months of age:
 
# Temperament
202 Very Friendly
200 Confident
157 Protective
155 Friendly
115 Reserved
58 Timid
39 Dog Aggresive
31 Afraid of Other
28 High Prey Drive
24 Afraid of Men
19 Aggresive
12 Very Shy
6 Bit a Person
2 Rage Syndrome
After 2 years of age:
 
# Temperament
188 Confident
182 Protective
174 Very Friendly
140 Friendly
116 Reserved
43 Dog Aggresive
40 Timid
24 High Prey Drive
22 Afraid of Other
21 Afraid of Men
16 Aggresive
9 Bit a Person
8 Very Shy
1 Rage Syndrome