Sierra Animal Wellness Center
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1506 S. Canyon Way
Colfax, CA 95713

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Breed Susceptibility to Vaccinosis

Breed-susceptibility data are generally unavailable for vaccinosis in cats, but dogs are a different story. Although all dogs are susceptible to vaccine-related side effects, research has indicated that the following breeds have the highest risk of vaccinosis:


  • Akita

  • American Cocker Spaniel

  • German Shepherd

  • Golden Retriever

  • Irish Setter

  • Great Dane

  • Kerry Blue Terrier

  • Dachshunds (all varieties, but especially the long-haired)

  • Poodles (all varieties, but especially the Standard Poodle)

  • Old English Sheepdog

  • Scottish Terrier

  • Shetland Sheepdog

  • Shih Tzu

  • Vizsla

  • Weimaraner


Breeds with white or predominantly white coats, as well as those with coat color and pigment dilution such as fawn (Isabella) or blue Dobermans, the merle coat color, blue Yorkshire Terriers, grey Collies, harlequin Great Danes, and Australian Shepherds are also more susceptible.