• We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Logo of canvetjReference to the Publisher site.Journal Web siteJournal Web siteHow to Submit
Can Vet J. Jul 1983; 24(7): 205–210.
PMCID: PMC1790348

A Retrospective Study of Heart Disease in Doberman Pinscher Dogs

Abstract

The prevalence of gross and/or histological cardiac lesions was found to be much greater in Doberman pinscher dogs (16/26 or 62%) than in non-Doberman dogs (124/417 or 30%). At least some of the affected Dobermans were unrelated. Middle aged (mean age 4.7 yr) Dobermans of both sexes (11 M:5F) were affected. Four of the Dobermans with heart lesions had congestive cardiomyopathy; three of these four had congestive heart failure and the other one died suddenly. Prominent gross lesions were ventricular dilation and atrioventricular valvular endocardiosis. Histological lesions noted were prominent myocardial fibrosis, myofiber degeneration with fatty replacement, myofiber vacuolation and arterial intimal cushion formation. A spectrum of myocardial disease exists in Dobermans and clinically overt congestive cardiomyopathy represents one end of this spectrum.

Full text

Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (1.6M), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • Calvert CA, Chapman WL, Jr, Toal RL. Congestive cardiomyopathy in Doberman pinscher dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1982 Sep 15;181(6):598–602. [PubMed]
  • Liu SK, Maron BJ, Tilley LP. Canine hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1979 Apr 1;174(7):708–713. [PubMed]
  • Liu SK, Maron BJ, Tilley LP. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the dog. Am J Pathol. 1979 Mar;94(3):497–508. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • James TN, Drake EH. Sudden death in Doberman pinschers. Ann Intern Med. 1968 Apr;68(4):821–829. [PubMed]
  • Meierhenry EF, Liu SK. Atrioventricular bundle degeneration associated with sudden death in the dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1978 Jun 15;172(12):1418–1422. [PubMed]
  • Whitney JC. Cardiovascular pathology. J Small Anim Pract. 1967 Aug;8(8):459–465. [PubMed]
  • Whitney JC. Observations on the effect of age on the severity of heart valve lesions in the dog. J Small Anim Pract. 1974 Aug;15(8):511–522. [PubMed]
  • Sandusky GE, Jr, Kerr KM, Capen CC. Morphologic variations and aging in the atrioventricular conduction system of large breed dogs. Anat Rec. 1979 Apr;193(4):883–902. [PubMed]
  • Van Vleet JF, Ferrans VJ, Weirich WE. Pathologic alterations in congestive cardiomyopathy of dogs. Am J Vet Res. 1981 Mar;42(3):416–424. [PubMed]
  • Wilcock BP, Patterson JM. Familial glomerulonephritis in Doberman pinscher dogs. Can Vet J. 1979 Sep;20(9):244–249. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Mitler MM, Soave O, Dement WC. Narcolepsy in seven dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1976 Jun 1;168(11):1036–1038. [PubMed]
  • Carrig CB, Seawright AA. A familial canine polyostotic fibrous dysplasia with subperiosteal cortical defects. J Small Anim Pract. 1969 Sep;10(7):397–405. [PubMed]
  • Johnson GF, Zawie DA, Gilbertson SR, Sternlieb I. Chronic active hepatitis in Doberman pinschers. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1982 Jun 15;180(12):1438–1442. [PubMed]
  • Johnstone IB, Crane S. Von Willebrand's disease in two families of Doberman Pinschers. Can Vet J. 1981 Aug;22(8):239–243. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

Articles from The Canadian Veterinary Journal are provided here courtesy of Canadian Veterinary Medical Association

Formats:

Related citations in PubMed

See reviews...See all...

Cited by other articles in PMC

See all...

Links

  • MedGen
    MedGen
    Related information in MedGen
  • PubMed
    PubMed
    PubMed citations for these articles

Recent Activity

Your browsing activity is empty.

Activity recording is turned off.

Turn recording back on

See more...