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15 Healthiest Dog Breeds In The World


Although there’s no way to guarantee your dog will not develop issues with its health, certain breeds of dog are more healthy than other breeds. Look over these 15 breeds of dogs that aren’t as susceptible to certain ailments.

1. Border Collie

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Border Collie The Border Collie is your ideal friend to play on the beach or play Frisbee with. This dog breed is very active and has avoided many health issues that are common to the popular breeds of today and can last between 10 and 17 years old.

2. Basenji

brown and white short coated dog

Basenjis don’t bark, making them the most silent dog breed on the planet. These adventurous pups also rarely have ailments that slow them down, and as a result, can live 12 – 16 years.

3. Siberian Husky

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Siberian Husky is one of the most ancient purebreds still in existence today. This large dog breed has almost no health issues to look out for and can live 12 – 14 years.

4. German Shepherd

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German Shepherds make great watchdogs because they are very protective of their owners. This energetic dog breed is believed to be rarely affected by most common health issues and can live 9 – 13 years.

5. Beagle

white and brown Beagle

Beagles are friendly and great with kids, making them excellent family dogs. This dog breed is immune to most common health issues and can live 12 – 15 years.

6. Australian Cattle Dog

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The Australian Cattle Dog is a true blue Australian native that has traditionally been used for cattle herding. It doesn’t have a history of serious illnesses and may live 13 – 15 years.

7. Shiba Inu

These tough little fox-like pups are the smallest dog breeds originating from Japan. They’re not seen in the veterinarian’s office as much as other dogs and can live 12 – 15 years.

8. Havanese

The Havanese is Cuba’s only native breed and is also the country’s National Dog. This lapdog breed has remained predisposed to a healthy life and can live 13 – 15 years.

9. English Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniel was developed as a gundog to spring birds in the field. It doesn’t suffer many health issues for you to worry about and can live 12 – 14 years.

10. Australian Shepherd

Despite its name, the Australian Shepherd actually originated in the western U.S., not Australia. This adventure-loving fido is known for not suffering from many hereditary issues that other breeds are vulnerable to, and can live 13 – 15 years.

11. Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois are the type of dogs that live to please and can be taught all sorts of tricks. Bred almost entirely for performance, these dogs lack the usual ailments found in almost other working breeds and can live 12 – 14 years.

12. Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever earned his keep as a fisherman’s helper – hauling nets, fetching ropes, and retrieving fish from the chilly North Atlantic. They don’t have the genetic conditions seen in other dog breeds and can live up to 13 – 15 years.

13. Chihuahua

Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. These sassy little dogs can be very healthy when properly bred, and can live 14-18 years.

14. Bichon Frise

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Though they don’t do well with young children, they are very affectionate and 100% loyal to their humans. Bichons may be prone to some allergies, but they don’t have other serious health problems and can live 13-15 years.

15. Poodle

Poodles don’t make good guard dogs because they are very friendly to strangers. Poodles of all sizes share the same knack for staying healthy and can live 12-14 years.


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