Skeletal Dysplasia 2, SD2


A disease of skeletal development, this causes dogs to have abnormally short legs but similar body lengths compared to unaffected dogs.

  • Signs and symptoms

    Affected dogs have abnormally short legs but a normal sized body.

    Signs are first recognized by the time dogs reach 5 to 6 months of age.

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  • Diagnosis

    Genetic testing and clinical signs can be used to diagnose this condition.

  • Treatment

    There is no treatment for this condition.

  • What to do if your dog is at risk


    • This is not a painful condition, but you may need to place ramps or stairs to assist these dogs if you want them to sleep on the bed or couch.

  • Genetic Information

    This mutation was first described in Labrador Retrievers.

    This mutation has an autosomal recessive inheritance, meaning that dogs must have two copies of the mutation in order to show clinical signs.

    Gene names:

    COL11A2 ‐ chr

    Inheritance type:


  • Breeds affected

    This health condition affects the following breeds

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