Dog Breeds And Types Have The Worst Teeth?

Taking care of our dogs’ oral health is necessary for all pet parents, not just for fight uninviting breath, but also because dental diseases can be associated with other health issues, such as sinus infections, diabetes, cancer, and a host of other problems.
The Chihuahua can be a pretty resilient pup! Being a smaller dog, a healthy Chihuahua’s average lifespan can be anywhere from 12 to 15 years.
Unfortunately, their cute, adorable size means they also have smaller mouths. Teeth overcrowding is a problem that many Chihuahuas face, often resulting in an adorable snaggletooth or underbite of sorts.
This adorable overcrowding could lead to pain and swelling in the mouth.
Yorkshire Terriers
Did you know the term “Yorkie breath” was coined due to the breed’s infamous halitosis?
The Yorkshire Terrier breed is prone to tooth decay, and they are vulnerable to the effects of plaque and tartar buildup. Mouth infections can easily set in with these little pups.
If you have a Yorkshire Terrier, it may be wise to start brushing their teeth more often.
Brachycephalic (Short-Faced) Dogs
Brachycephalic dog breeds include the Brussels Griffon, English and French Bulldog, Shih Tzu, and Pug among others.
Who doesn’t love these adorable short-faced pups? Well your wallet may not after the extensive dental work these breeds may need.
Short-faced dogs are more prone to periodontal disease. This gum disease can lead to some serious pain and bad breath for your dog.
If you have one of these breeds, be sure to get their teeth cleaned regularly and give them quality chew treats–maybe even make your own!
Shetland Sheepdogs

Due to their long, slender muzzle, the active Shetland Sheepdog, or Sheltie, can be prone to a host of genetic dental issues.
Abnormal bites and incisors can be common in this herding breed. Also due to genetics, this breed is also known to sometimes be completely missing a few teeth.
If you really want a Lassie in your life, be sure that you’re ready for the toothy-issues that may arise.
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