Cushing's risks are higher among specific dog breeds. The most common victims of the disorder are beagles, poodles, dachshunds, Boston terriers and boxers. The vast majority of canines who develop the disease are older than age 8.
Survival rates for dogs diagnosed with Cushing's Disease are about 10% after four years. Bear in mind, however, that the majority of dogs diagnosed with Cushing's are age 9 or older, and they typically die due to age-related diseases rather than Cushing's itself. When caught early, Cushing's disease is considered treatable.