Many breeds of dogs are affected with hereditary eye problems. Some of the more common conditions seen in the Spinone include:
The OFA-CHIC‘s Companion Animal Eye Registry (CAER) has established a means for testing and certifying these conditions. Their 2019 publication, Ocular Disorders Presumed to be Inherited in Purebred Dogs (“The Blue Book”), contains a lot of information on hereditary eye problems. From their website, you can download the entire Blue Book, view breed by breed information — such as the statistics specific to the Spinone — and/or view statistics by condition.
If your think your dog may have one or more of these conditions:
Please talk to your vet, and because these conditions are believed to have a genetic link, be very sure to keep your breeder in the loop as well.