The rankings are based on the number of cancer-related claims the company has received for each breed over a 10-year period, from 2000 to 2010.
These are the breeds with the most cancer-related claims, and the number of claims for each:
The National Canine Cancer Foundation reports that cancer affects one in every three dogs, and half of those will die from the disease. The foundation encourages all dog owners to routinely examine their dogs for any physical or behavioral abnormalities and bring their dogs in for regular veterinary exams.
Among the warning signs of cancer are abnormal swellings, lumps under the armpits or jaw, sores that won’t heal, foul breath, weight loss, difficulty breathing and unexplained bleeding.