Chondrodysplasia

A genetic deformation disorder that is commonly mislabelled as “dwarfism”. The deformity is usually seen as abnormally short limbs for the breed. This can cause a crippling effect, which can range in severity from “nearly normal” to severe crippling from all four legs being deformed. In less severe cases, dogs have lived full and healthy lives but a dog that is diagnosed with Chondrodysplasia or screened as a carrier should not be bred.