If you have one of these breeds of dog as part of your family you should keep an look out for the early signs of eye conditions.

Here are the 10 breeds of dog most prone to eye problems and infections - including the adorable Labrador

Prospective dog owners should be aware their beloved pups may be predisposed to developing eye problems.

Friday, 3rd December 2021, 11:28 am

A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes last year – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

Another thing to take into consideration is that some breeds are prone to particular health issues.

There are a number of canine disorders relating to the eyes – from conjunctivitis to glaucoma – with some breeds far more likely to be affected than others.

Here are the 10 least breeds of dog genetically predisposed to having issues with their eyes.

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