SCHIPPERKE HEALTH SURVEY
New or repeat user for survey
Have you taken this survey previously for another dog?
 N 354 (57.5%)
 Y 250 (40.6%)
 
Owner Information
How many Schipperkes do you currently own?
 1 179 (29.1%)
 0 61 (9.9%)
 2 40 (6.5%)
 NONE 3 (0.5%)
 12 3 (0.5%)
 4 23 (3.7%)
 15 2 (0.3%)
 3 17 (2.8%)
 20 1 (0.2%)
 10 1 (0.2%)
 7 3 (0.5%)
 6 3 (0.5%)
 5 2 (0.3%)
 TWO 1 (0.2%)
 ONE 1 (0.2%)
 9 1 (0.2%)
 8 1 (0.2%)
 1X 1 (0.2%)
 1.5 1 (0.2%)
 1 DECEASED 1 (0.2%)
 1 1/2 1 (0.2%)
 
What activities do your Schipperkes participate in?
 PET/COMPANION 270 (43.8%)
 CONFORMATION 67 (10.9%)
 OTHER ACTIVITIES 38 (6.2%)
 OBEDIENCE TRIALS 34 (5.5%)
 THERAPY DOG 32 (5.2%)
 AGILITY TRIALS 31 (5%)
 RALLY TRIALS 25 (4.1%)
 SERVICE DOG 13 (2.1%)
 4H/JUNIOR DOG 7 (1.1%)
 TRACKING 6 (1%)
 FLYBALL 6 (1%)
 EARTHDOG 2 (0.3%)
 SEARCH AND RESCUE 1 (0.2%)
 FIELD/HUNT 1 (0.2%)
 
Dog Information
Is this dog still living?
 Y 390 (63.3%)
 N 217 (35.2%)
 
Gender of this dog
 MALE 314 (51%)
 FEMALE 293 (47.6%)
 
Is this dog spayed/neutered?
 Y 466 (75.6%)
 N 142 (23.1%)
 
Has this dog had genetic health testing?
 N 449 (72.9%)
 Y 154 (25%)
 
Followup dog information
At what age did this dog die?
 FROM 10 TO 15 YEARS OF AGE 115 (18.7%)
 OVER 15 YEARS OF AGE 45 (7.3%)
 FROM 5 TO 10 YEARS OF AGE 40 (6.5%)
 FROM 2 TO 5 YEARS OF AGE 9 (1.5%)
 BETWEEN 6 MONTHS AND 2 YEARS 6 (1%)
 0-6 MONTHS 1 (0.2%)
 
What genetic testing has this dog had?
 OFA/CERF EYE EXAM 85 (13.8%)
 OFA THYROID 73 (11.9%)
 OFA PATELLAR LUXATION 58 (9.4%)
 OFA OR PENNHIP FOR HIP DYSPLASIA 53 (8.6%)
 CHIC CERTIFIED 41 (6.7%)
 OTHER 38 (6.2%)
 OFA CARDIAC 25 (4.1%)
 OFA ELBOW DYSPLASIA 15 (2.4%)
 
Age at spay/neuter
At what age was this dog spayed/neutered?
 BETWEEN 6 MONTHS AND 2 YEARS 194 (31.5%)
 0-6 MONTHS 135 (21.9%)
 FROM 2 TO 5 YEARS OF AGE 65 (10.6%)
 FROM 5 TO 10 YEARS OF AGE 56 (9.1%)
 OVER 10 YEARS OF AGE 9 (1.5%)
 
Has your dog been diagnosed with any of the following health issues?
Cancer or Tumors?
 N 447 (72.6%)
 Y 115 (18.7%)
 
Gastrointestinal disorders?
 N 501 (81.3%)
 Y 55 (8.9%)
 
Cardiovascular disorders?
 N 494 (80.2%)
 Y 57 (9.3%)
 
Respiratory disorders?
 N 509 (82.6%)
 Y 38 (6.2%)
 
Eye disorders?
 N 489 (79.4%)
 Y 63 (10.2%)
 
Ear disorders?
 N 523 (84.9%)
 Y 25 (4.1%)
 
Neurological and/or Muscular disorders?
 N 485 (78.7%)
 Y 59 (9.6%)
 
Skin disorders?
 N 487 (79.1%)
 Y 61 (9.9%)
 
Liver disorders?
 N 515 (83.6%)
 Y 29 (4.7%)
 
Orthopedic disorders other than Patellar Luxation?
 N 493 (80%)
 Y 57 (9.3%)
 
Patellar Luxation?
 N 514 (83.4%)
 Y 21 (3.4%)
 
Blood/Lymph disorders?
 N 521 (84.6%)
 Y 14 (2.3%)
 
Endocrine disorders?
 N 505 (82%)
 Y 40 (6.5%)
 
Kidney disorders?
 N 519 (84.3%)
 Y 33 (5.4%)
 
Reproductive disorders in females?
 N 485 (78.7%)
 Y 29 (4.7%)
 
Reproductive disorders in males?
 N 517 (83.9%)
 Y 9 (1.5%)
 
Temperament disorders?
 N 517 (83.9%)
 Y 26 (4.2%)
 
Dental disorders?
 N 485 (78.7%)
 Y 68 (11%)
 
Cancer Types
What cancer types has this dog been diagnosed with?
 OTHER CANCER 18 (2.9%)
 LIVER CANCER 14 (2.3%)
 LYMPHOMA 13 (2.1%)
 MAST CELL TUMOR 10 (1.6%)
 HEMANGIOSARCOMA 7 (1.1%)
 MAMMARY CANCER 5 (0.8%)
 URINARY BLADDER CANCER 4 (0.6%)
 PANCREATIC CANCER 4 (0.6%)
 OSTEOSARCOMA 4 (0.6%)
 MELANOMA 4 (0.6%)
 SQUAMOUS CELL TUMOR 3 (0.5%)
 SEBACEOUS GLAND TUMORS 3 (0.5%)
 FIBROSARCOMA 3 (0.5%)
 PROSTATE CANCER 2 (0.3%)
 PITUITARY TUMORS 2 (0.3%)
 LYMPHATIC CANCER 2 (0.3%)
 LUNG CANCER 2 (0.3%)
 ADRENAL CANCER 2 (0.3%)
 TESTICULAR CANCER 1 (0.2%)
 MUSCLE CANCER 1 (0.2%)
 LEUKEMIA 1 (0.2%)
 
Gastrointestinal Problems
What types of gastrointestinal problems has this dog been diagnosed with?
 OTHER 26 (4.2%)
 INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE 7 (1.1%)
 COLITIS 7 (1.1%)
 BLOAT/GASTRIC TORSION 2 (0.3%)
 
Cardiac Disorders
What cardiac disorders has this dog been diagnosed with?
 CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE 34 (5.5%)
 HEART MURMUR 25 (4.1%)
 DEGENERATIVE VALVE DISEASE 7 (1.1%)
 MITRAL VALVE DEFECT 6 (1%)
 CARDIOMYOPATHY 4 (0.6%)
 OTHER 3 (0.5%)
 TRICUSPID VALVE DEFECT 1 (0.2%)
 PULMONIC STENOSIS 1 (0.2%)
 
Respiratory Disorders
What respiratory disorders has this dog been diagnosed with?
 COLLAPSED TRACHEA 14 (2.3%)
 OTHER 13 (2.1%)
 ELONGATED SOFT PALATE 1 (0.2%)
 
Eye disorders
What eye disorders has this dog been diagnosed with?
 SENILE CATARACTS 29 (4.7%)
 OTHER 16 (2.6%)
 GLAUCOMA 8 (1.3%)
 PROGRESSIVE RETINAL ATROPHY 4 (0.6%)
 DRY EYE 3 (0.5%)
 JUVENILE CATARACTS 2 (0.3%)
 HYPER REFLECTIVE CONUS OR RED/BROWN MOTTLING IN EYE 2 (0.3%)
 DISTICHIASIS 2 (0.3%)
 CORNEAL DYSTROPHY 2 (0.3%)
 RETINAL DYSPLASIA 1 (0.2%)
 PANNUS 1 (0.2%)
 LENS LUXATION 1 (0.2%)
 ECTROPION 1 (0.2%)
 DERMOID 1 (0.2%)
 CHERRY EYE 1 (0.2%)
 
Ear disorders
What ear disorders has this dog been diagnosed with?
 DEAFNESS 13 (2.1%)
 OTHER 6 (1%)
 CHRONIC EAR INFECTION 6 (1%)
 
Neurologic disorders
What neurological and/or muscular disorders has this dog been diagnosed with?
 EPILEPSY 39 (6.3%)
 OTHER 7 (1.1%)
 INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISEASE 3 (0.5%)
 LUMBOSACRAL STENOSIS 2 (0.3%)
 HEAD TREMORS 2 (0.3%)
 WOBBLERS SYNDROME (CVI) 1 (0.2%)
 SPINAL DEMYELINATION 1 (0.2%)
 NARCOLEPSY 1 (0.2%)
 MUSCLE SPASMS 1 (0.2%)
 MULTIPLE DRUG SYNDROME (MDR-1 GENE) 1 (0.2%)
 DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY 1 (0.2%)
 CAUDA EQUINA SYNDROME 1 (0.2%)
 ATLANTO AXIAL SUBLUXATION 1 (0.2%)
 ATAXIA 1 (0.2%)
 
Skin disorders
What skin disorders has this dog been diagnosed with?
 SEASONAL ALLERGIES 20 (3.2%)
 OTHER 12 (1.9%)
 ALOPECIA 10 (1.6%)
 FOOD/MEDICINE ALLERGIES 9 (1.5%)
 DERMATOMYOSITIS 4 (0.6%)
 DEMODECTIC MANGE 4 (0.6%)
 AUTOIMMUNE SKIN DISEASE 3 (0.5%)
 SEBORRHEA 2 (0.3%)
 PERSISTENT STAPH INFECTION 2 (0.3%)
 SEBACEOUS ADENITIS 1 (0.2%)
 
Liver disorders
What liver disorders has this dog been diagnosed with?
 OTHER 17 (2.8%)
 ABNORMAL GALLBLADDER 2 (0.3%)
 PORTOSYSTEMIC SHUNTS 1 (0.2%)
 HEPATITIS 1 (0.2%)
 
Orthopedic disorders
What orthopedic disorders has this dog been diagnosed with?
 ARTHRITIS 31 (5%)
 OTHER 12 (1.9%)
 CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RUPTURE 7 (1.1%)
 LEGG-CALVE PERTHES 6 (1%)
 ELBOW DYSPLASIA 3 (0.5%)
 VERTEBRAL ANOMALIES 2 (0.3%)
 INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISEASE 2 (0.3%)
 HIP DYSPLASIA 2 (0.3%)
 
Patellar Luxation
What kind of Patellar Luxation does this dog have?
 LATERAL LUXATION, GRADE 1 8 (1.3%)
 MEDIAL LUXATION, GRADE 1 4 (0.6%)
 MEDIAL LUXATIION, GRADE 3 2 (0.3%)
 LATERAL LUXATION, GRADE 4 2 (0.3%)
 LATERAL LUXATION, GRADE 2 2 (0.3%)
 MEDIAL LUXATIION, GRADE 4 1 (0.2%)
 MEDIAL LUXATIION, GRADE 2 1 (0.2%)
 LATERAL LUXATION, GRADE 3 1 (0.2%)
 
Blood /Lymph disorders
What blood or lymphatic system disorders has this dog been diagnosed with?
 OTHER 4 (0.6%)
 AUTOIMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA 2 (0.3%)
 ANEMIA 1 (0.2%)
 
Endocrine disorders
What endocrine disorders has this dog been diagnosed with?
 HYPOTHYROID 17 (2.8%)
 CUSHING'S DISEASE 12 (1.9%)
 DIABETES MELLITUS 11 (1.8%)
 PANCREATITIS 8 (1.3%)
 OTHER 3 (0.5%)
 ADDISON'S DISEASE 3 (0.5%)
 PITUITARY 2 (0.3%)
 
Kidney disorders
What kidney disorders has this dog been diagnosed with?
 OTHER 12 (1.9%)
 BLADDER AND KIDNEY STONES 5 (0.8%)
 RENAL DYSPLASIA 3 (0.5%)
 CHRONIC URINARY TRACT INFECTION 3 (0.5%)
 FAMILIAL KIDNEY DISEASE 2 (0.3%)
 
Reproductive disorders
What reproductive disorders has this female been diagnosed with?
 PYOMETRA 9 (1.5%)
 FAILURE TO CONCEIVE 8 (1.3%)
 LITTER RESORPTION 5 (0.8%)
 IRREGULAR HEAT CYCLE 4 (0.6%)
 FALSE PREGNANCY 4 (0.6%)
 OTHER 3 (0.5%)
 ECLAMPSIA 2 (0.3%)
 HERMAPHRODITE 1 (0.2%)
 
What reproductive disorders has this male been diagnosed with?
 CRYPTORCHID/MONORCHID 8 (1.3%)
 STERILITY 1 (0.2%)
 
Temperament disorders
What temperament disorders has this dog been diagnosed with?
 AGGRESSIVE (DOGS, PEOPLE, OR BOTH) 19 (3.1%)
 SEPARATION ANXIETY 8 (1.3%)
 FEAR OF STORMS 6 (1%)
 OTHER 4 (0.6%)
 FEAR OF NOISE 4 (0.6%)
 RAGE SYNDROME 3 (0.5%)
 TIMID 2 (0.3%)
 
Dental disorders
What dental disorders has this dog been diagnosed with?
 OTHER 28 (4.5%)
 UNDERBITE 11 (1.8%)
 MISSING PREMOLAR TEETH 6 (1%)
 OVERBITE 5 (0.8%)
 ABNORMAL UPPER 3RD INCISOR TEETH 4 (0.6%)
 BASE NARROW CANINE TEETH (LOWER) 1 (0.2%)
 
Breeding status
Has this dog had puppies?
 N 464 (75.3%)
 Y 136 (22.1%)
 
Has this dog produced puppies with congenital abnormalities?
 N 532 (86.4%)
 Y 18 (2.9%)
 
Has this dog produced stillborn puppies?
 N 528 (85.7%)
 Y 30 (4.9%)
 
puppy follow up
How many puppies has this dog produced?
 FOUR TO 10 56 (9.1%)
 THREE OR FEWER 43 (7%)
 10 TO 20 23 (3.7%)
 20 TO 30 8 (1.3%)
 OVER 30 PUPPIES 4 (0.6%)
 
What congenital/birth defects has this dog produced?
 OTHER CONGENITAL DEFECT 7 (1.1%)
 UNTHRIFTY/SMALL 4 (0.6%)
 FADING PUPPY SYNDROME 3 (0.5%)
 CLEFT PALATE 2 (0.3%)