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Table 2 The breed- and diagnostic category-specific mortality (MR) per 10,000 dog-years at risk (DYAR) with confidence intervals (95% CI) and the breed proportional mortality within diagnostic category (BP) for dogs life-insured at Agria1 from 1995–2000.

From: Mortality in over 350,000 Insured Swedish dogs from 1995–2000: I. Breed-, Gender-, Age- and Cause-specific Rates

GROUP Category Breed MR (95% CI)2 BP%3
  Tumour Trauma Locomotor Heart Neuro Other
CKC spaniel4a 24 (18–30) 5 22 (16–28) 5 16 (11–21) 3 246 (227–265) 52 15 (11–20) 3 145 (131–160) 31
German shepherd 71 (65–77) 16 33 (29–37) 7 122 (114–129) 27 12 (10–14) 3 19 (16–22) 4 193 (183–202) 43
Drever 29 (23–35) 7 201 (185–217) 49 20 (15–26) 5 10 (6–13) 2 15 (10–19) 4 136 (122–149) 33
Dachshund 21 (17–26) 8 100 (91–109) 37 44 (38–50) 16 26 (21–30) 10 6 (4–8) 2 71 (63–78) 26
Labrador retriever 45 (39–50) 21 21 (17–25) 10 61 (55–67) 29 7 (5–9) 3 11 (9–14) 5 67 (60–74) 32
Springer spaniel4b 44 (36–52) 21 22 (17–28) 11 12 (8–16) 6 10 (7–14) 5 19 (14–24) 9 103 (91–115) 49
Mongrel 34 (29–40) 19 46 (40–53) 25 12 (8–15) 6 6 (4–8) 3 14 (11–18) 8 73 (65–81) 39
Golden retriever 55 (50–61) 30 14 (11–16) 7 28 (24–32) 15 8 (6–10) 4 17 (14–20) 9 62 (57–68) 34
Poodle 18 (12–23) 10 38 (30–46) 22 12 (8–17) 7 6 (3–9) 3 13 (8–17) 7 86 (74–98) 50
Min dachshund4c 6 (3–9) 4 82 (72–92) 49 33 (27–39) 14 3 (1–5) 2 5 (2–7) 3 40 (33–47) 23
COMMON5 41 (39–43) 15 51(49–53) 18 47 (45–49) 17 25 (23–26) 9 14 (13–15) 5 102 (99–105) 36
Irish wolfhound 296 (220–373) 22 56 (23–89) 4 148 (94–202) 11 327 (247–407) 25 31 (6–55) 2 460 (365–555) 35
St Bernard 172 (117–227) 19 28 (6–50) 3 126 (78–173) 14 158 (105–211) 18 88 (49–128) 10 330 (253–407) 37
Great dane 119 (81–157) 13 56 (30–82) 6 119 (81–157) 13 178 (132–225) 20 53 (28–79) 6 366 (300–433) 41
Bernese mtn dog4d 306 (272–339) 41 41 (29–53) 5 154 (130–177) 20 15 (8–23) 2 22 (13–31) 3 215 (187–244) 29
Newfoundland 105 (81–130) 14 37 (22–51) 5 174 (143–206) 24 149 (120–178) 21 16 (7–26) 2 246 (209–283) 34
Dobermann 168 (136–201) 23 69 (48–90) 10 115 (89–142) 16 82 (59–104) 11 19 (8–30) 3 269 (229–310) 37
Leonberger 197 (161–234) 28 22 (10–34) 3 88 (64–112) 12 101 (75–127) 14 12 (3–21) 2 287 (243–330) 41
Boxer 203 (177–230) 37 18 (10–26) 3 55 (41–69) 10 41 (29–52) 7 63 (48–78) 11 174 (150–199) 31
Greyhound 58 (34–83) 11 135 (98–172) 25 101 (69–133) 19 34 (16–53) 6 21 (7–36) 4 191 (147–235) 35
Pyrenees 108 (63–153) 20 29 (6–53) 6 128 (79–177) 24 29 (6–53) 6 49 (19–79) 9 186 (127–246) 35
HIGH-RISK6 190 (178–201) 27 44 (38–50) 6 116 (107–125) 16 83 (76–91) 12 34 (29–39)5 245 (231–258) 34
OTHER7 44 (42–46) 18 46 (45–48)19 24 (23–25) 10 14 (13–15) 6 18 (17–19)7 102 (99–104) 41
Total all breeds 50 (49–51) 18 48 (47–49) 17 38 (37–39) 13 22 (21–22) 8 17 (16–18) 6 109 (107–110) 38
  1. 1 – Agria Insurance, PO 70306, SE-107 23 Stockholm, Sweden
  2. 2 – MR = number of deaths due to diagnostic category in a breed/DYAR for that breed
  3. 3 – BP = number of deaths due to diagnostic category in a breed/total deaths in that breed
  4. 4 – Breed names: 4a- Cavalier King Charles spaniel, 4b – English springer spaniel, 4c – Miniature dachshund, 4d – Bernese mountain dog
  5. 5 – 10 most common breeds
  6. 6 – 10 breeds with highest diagnostic mortality, among breeds with at least 1,800 DYAR
  7. 7 – All breeds not included in common or high risk