Table 1: Proportional cancer-related mortality by breed. Based on data from [1], cancer accounted for 27% of deaths (4282 of 15,881).

Breed All deaths Cancer-related death Median age at death
N % 95% CI

Irish water spaniel 95 53 55.8 45.8–65.8 9.33
Flat-coated retriever 610 331 50.3 50.3–58.2 9.83
Hungarian wirehaired vizsla 15 7 46.7 21.4–71.9 9.83
Bernese mountain dog 394 180 45.7 40.8–50.6 8.0
Rottweiler 137 62 45.3 36.9–53.6 8.92
Italian spinone 47 21 44.7 30.5–58.9 9.0
Leonberger 47 21 44.7 30.5–58.9 7.08
Staffordshire bull terrier 117 52 44.4 35.4–53.4 12.75
Welsh terrier 23 10 43.5 23.3–63.7 12.67
Giant schnauzer 39 16 41 25.6–56.6 10.0
Airedale terrier 81 32 39.5 28.9–50.2 10.75
Golden retriever 927 360 38.8 35.7–42.0 12.25
Boxer 130 50 38.5 30.1–46.8 10.25
Briard 71 27 38.0 26.7–49.3 11.17
French bulldog 71 27 38.0 26.7–49.3 9.0
Bullmastiff 96 36 37.5 27.8–47.2 7.46
Alaskan Malamute 14 5 35.7 10.6–60.8 10.71
Saluki/gazelle hound 132 47 35.6 27.4–43.8 12.0
Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever 9 3 33.3 2.5–64.1 8.0
Basset griffon vendeen 76 25 32.9 22.3–43.5 12.04
Beagle 241 79 32.8 26.9–38.7 12.67
English setter 384 126 32.8 28.1–37.5 11.58
Norwegian elkhound 71 23 32.4 21.5–43.3 13.17
Siberian Husky 129 41 31.8 23.7–39.8 12.58
Keeshond 104 33 31.7 22.8–40.7 12.21
Tibetan terrier 95 30 31.6 22.2–40.9 12.17
Basset hound 142 44 31.0 23.4–38.6 11.29
Labrador retriever 574 179 31.2 27.4–35.0 12.25
Afghan hound 143 44 30.8 23.2–38.3 11.92
Rhodesian ridgeback 183 56 30.6 23.9–37.3 11.0
Irish red and white setter 179 54 30.2 23.4–36.9 11.42
Standard poodle 118 35 29.7 21.4–37.9 12.0
German shorthaired pointer159 47 29.6 22.5–36.7 12.0
Cocker spaniel/English cocker289 85 29.4 24.2–34.7 11.17
Field spaniel 68 20 29.4 18.6–40.2 11.63
Welsh corgi Pembroke 116 33 28.4 20.2–36.7 12.21
Welsh corgi cardigan 53 15 28.3 16.2–40.4 12.17
Gordon setter 157 46 29.3 22.2–36.4 11.08
Irish setter 451 123 27.3 23.3–31.4 12.0
Newfoundland 269 73 27.1 21.8–32.5 9.67

Welsh springer spaniel 157 42 26.8 19.8–33.7 12.58
English springer spaniel 90 24 26.7 17.5–35.8 12.0
Lancashire heeler 30 8 26.7 10.8–42.5 11.75
Samoyed 223 59 26.5 20.7–32.2 12.5
Doberman 100 26 26 17.4–34.6 10.5
Soft coated wheaten terrier111 29 26.1 18.0–34.3 12.5
Large Munsterlander 69 17 24.6 14.5–34.8 11.33
German wirehaired pointer41 10 24.4 11.2–37.5 10.0
Weimaraner 242 58 24.0 18.6–29.3 11.13
Border collie 106 25 23.6 15.5–31.7 12.25
Tibetan spaniel 125 29 23.2 15.8–30.6 14.42
Belgian shepherd 113 26 23.0 15.2–30.8 12.5
Bull terrier 209 48 23.0 17.3–28.7 10.0
Dandy Dinmont terrier 62 14 22.6 12.2–33.0 12.17
Shetland sheepdog 365 81 22.3 18.0–26.5 12.5
Manchester terrier 32 7 21.9 7.6–36.2 12.83
Norwich terrier 56 12 21.4 10.7–32.2 13.38
Miniature schnauzer 214 46 21.5 16.0–27.0 12.08
Pointer 145 30 20.7 14.1–27.3 12.42
Finnish spitz 42 9 21.4 9.0–33.8 11.13
Bearded collie 278 54 19.4 14.8–24.1 13.5
Cairn terrier 124 24 19.4 12.4–26.3 14.0
Dalmatian 199 38 19.1 13.6–24.6 12.67
Border terrier 177 34 19.2 13.4–25.0 14.0
Sussex spaniel 42 8 19.0 7.2–30.9 11.13
Deerhound 287 54 18.8 14.3–23.3 8.6
Bulldog/British bulldog 180 33 18.3 12.7–24.0 6.29
Lhasa Apso 84 15 17.9 9.7–26.0 14.33
Dachshund (all) 245 41 16.7 12.1–21.4 10.75
German spitz/klein or mittel 43 7 16.3 5.2–27.3 11.33
Shih tzu 83 12 14.5 6.9–22.0 13.17
Other breeds (n = 93) 4524 806 17.8

Total 15,881 4282 27.0