Anal gland problems are not a breed specific problem. Most often dogs are able to express their own anal glands when they have a bowel movement. The pressure from having one and the stoll pressing on the rectum combines to express them. Some dogs only have an issue with them if they have had soft or runny stools for a few days. In severe cases, if the dog is unable to express them on their own and the owner does not pick up on the problem, they can become impacted , abscess, and rupture.