Dogs With Ear Problems: These are the 10 adorable dog breeds most prone to ear problems and infections — including the loving Labrador

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A large number of us have chosen to welcome new puppies into our homes over the past two years – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership has increased by almost eight per cent – and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends remains high.

As well as numerous crossbreeds, there are a whopping 221 different pedigree dog breeds to choose from, giving you a lot to think about before choosing the latest addition to your family.

There’s even scientific guidance to seek out, with psychologist Stanley Coren’s book, The Intelligence of Dogs, which ranks breeds on instinct, obedience, and adaptability.

Another thing to consider is that some breeds are prone to specific health issues.

An estimated 20 percent of dogs have some type of ear infection — from barely noticeable to severe — but some breeds are affected far more often than others.

Here are the 10 dog breeds least genetically predisposed to developing ear infections, what to look out for, and how to treat the problem.

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