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Table 1 Frequency of MCTs in various breeds of dogs according to the Kiupel grading system

From: Epidemiological assessment of the risk of canine mast cell tumours based on the Kiupel two-grade malignancy classification

Breed All MCTs Kiupel grade Control groupd
Low High
N % N %a N %b N %
Boxer 94 19.1 91 96.8 3 3.1 104 4.5
Labrador 49 9.9 40 81.6 9 18.3 96 4.2
American Staffordshire Terrier 30 6.1 22 73.3 8 26.6 53 2.3
Golden Retriever 19 3.8 16 84.2 3 15.7 64 2.8
French Bulldog 15 3.0 11 73.3 4 26.6 34 1.5
Dachshund 14 2.8 5 35.7 9 64.2 93 4.0
Shar-Pei 13 2.6 1 7.6 12 92.3 9 0.4
Bernese Mountain Dog 11 2.2 7 63.6 4 36.3 39 1.7
German Shepherd 9 1.8 6 66.6 3 33.3 211 9.2
Miniature Schnauzer 7 1.4 6 85.7 1 14.2 52 2.2
Irish Setter 5 1.0 5 100.0 0 0.0 23 1.0
Standard Schnauzer 5 1.0 3 60.0 2 40.0 29 1.2
Cocker Spaniel 4 0.8 4 100.0 0 0.0 91 4.0
Doberman 4 0.8 3 75.0 1 25.0 40 1.7
Maltese 4 0.8 4 100.0 0 0.0 9 0.4
Bull Terrier 3 0.6 3 100.0 0 0.0 15 0.6
Pug 3 0.6 3 100.0 0 0.0 3 0.1
Polish Tatra Sheepdog 3 0.6 2 66.6 1 33.3 7 0.3
Siberian Husky 3 0.6 3 100.0 0 0.0 33 1.4
Weimaraner 3 0.6 1 33.3 2 66.6 6 0.2
Saint Bernard 2 0.4 2 100.0 0 0.0 14 0.6
Jack Russell Terrier 2 0.4 1 50.0 1 50.0 7 0.3
Caucasian Shepherd 2 0.4 2 100.0 0 0.0 7 0.3
Miniature Poodle 2 0.4 1 50.0 1 50.0 4 0.1
Standard Poodle 2 0.4 2 100.0 0 0.0 22 0.9
Yorkshire Terrier 2 0.4 2 100.0 0 0.0 81 3.5
Other breeds 31 6.3 24 77.4 7 22.5 433 19.0
Crossbreed 151 30.6 103 68.2 48 31.7 692 30.4
Total 492 17.8c 373 75.8 119 24.1 2271 82.2
  1. aPercentage of dogs with low-grade MCTs within a given breed of dog with MCTs
  2. bPercentage of dogs with high-grade MCTs within a given breed of dog with MCTs
  3. cPercentage of dogs with MCTs among all tested dogs
  4. dTotal number of dogs with other skin tumours within a given breed