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Table 1 Probability of death (1-survival) using Cox regression in dogs life-insured at Agria2 during 1995–2000.

From: Mortality in over 350,000 Insured Swedish Dogs from 1995–2000: II. Breed-Specific Age and Survival Patterns and Relative Risk for Causes of Death

Group Breed Probability (%) of death by Given survival to 5 years probability (%) of death by 8 Given survival to 8 years, probability (%) of death by 10
  5 years 8 years 10 years   
CKC spaniel3a 7 23 48 17 33
German shepherd 20 35 51 19 25
Drever 18 32 45 17 19
Dachshund 9 19 28 11 11
Labrador retriever 7 14 25 8 13
Springer spaniel3b 9 18 29 10 13
Mongrel 16 26 35 12 12
Golden retriever 7 13 22 7 10
Poodle (min/toy) 10 17 25 8 10
Min dachshund3c 9 17 25 9 10
Total COMMON4 12 23 35 13 16
Irish wolfhound 28 63 91 49 76
St Bernard 30 52 74 31 46
Great Dane 28 59 83 43 59
Bernese mtn dog3d 17 45 72 34 49
Newfoundland 22 42 62 26 35
Dobermann 22 44 68 28 43
Leonberger 13 41 74 32 56
Boxer 11 28 50 19 31
Greyhound 23 44 60 27 29
Pyrenees 24 41 58 22 29
Total HIGH-RISK5 19 42 66 28 41
OTHER6 11 21 33 11 15
All males 13 25 38 14 17
All females 10 20 33 11 16
TOTAL all breeds 22 23 35 13 16
  1. 1 – Deaths for which a diagnosis was recorded for cause of death
  2. 2 – Agria Insurance, PO 70306, SE-107 23 Stockholm, Sweden
  3. 3 – Breed names: 3a – Cavalier King Charles spaniel, 3b – English springer spaniel, 3c – miniature dachshund, 3d – Bernese mountain dog
  4. 4 – 10 most common breeds in the database
  5. 5 – 10 breeds with highest diagnostic mortality, among breeds with at least 1,800 DYAR
  6. 6 – All breeds not included in common or high risk