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Do pugs have a proclivity for hearing loss?

Do pugs have a proclivity for hearing loss?

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Beautiful-Pug-pugs-13728108-1596-1176QUESTION: Do pugs have a proclivity for hearing loss? I have two pugs and they have both gone deaf around their 11th birthday.  Does the breed have a unique genetic disposition towards deafness?  It’s just odd that both of mine went deaf around the same time.

 ANSWER: While there is nothing definitive – it does not appear that it is a recognized congenital defect in the breed.  However I did find several entries where rescue organizations indicate there seems to be a higher than average incidence of deafness in Pugs. Sorry that’s all I could find.

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