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This is a group of orders that has to do with how cartilage grows into bone improperly.  In its most potent form, it can cause dwarfism in the form of abnormally short legs, but most often, it causes joint pain and arthritis.  These disorders are all genetic and certain breeds are predisposed to it: Alaskan Malamute, Basset Hound, Boston Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, English Bulldog, English Pointer, German Shepherd, Great Pyrenees, Irish Setter, Labrador Retriever, Norwegian Elkhound, Pekingese, Pug, Samoyed, Scottish Deerhound, Scottish Terrier, Shih-Tzu, Skye Terrier, and Welsh Corgi.