These are the 10 adorable dog breeds that are prone to developing ear infections – including the adorable Labrador

Many of us have decided to welcome new puppies into our homes over the past couple of years – according to Dog club dog ownership figures have soared and demand for post-lockdown four-legged friends remains high.

There are 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, as well as plenty of crossbreeds, so there’s a lot of thought to go into before selecting the latest addition to your family.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with psychologist Stanley Coren’s book “The Intelligence of Dogs” ranking breeds by instinct, obedience and adaptability.

Another thing to take into consideration is that certain breeds are prone to particular health issues.

An estimated 20% of dogs have some sort of ear infection – ranging from the most barely noticeable to the most severe – but some breeds are far more likely to be affected 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.