Researched has shown that certain dog breeds have lower chances of genetic diseases, bone-related injuries and conditions relating to their skin and coat. The following top ten breeds are among the healthiest dogs that usually live a long healthy life.
1. Labradoodles are a mixed breed crossed between a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. They have few claims for bone-related injuries and conditions related to the coat and skin. Their coat should be shampooed, brushed, and trimmed regularly.
2. Australian Shepherds are also relatively healthy and are exposed to minor health issues such as hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and Collie Eye Anomaly. They live an average lifespan of 12-15 years. They are intelligent, obedient and require regular exercise to remain healthy.
3. Havanese live between 12 to 14 years and suffer from minor health problems including patellar luxation, deafness and elbow dysplasia. They are a non shedding breed.
4. Chihuahua’s are a small breed that are loyal, intelligent, and among the healthiest. They suffer from minor health conditions including hypoglycemia, patellar luxation and pulmonic stenosis. They require minimal exercise because of their size.
5. Mixed breed dogs are generally among the healthiest and are less likely to develop genetically based diseases.
6. Border Collies are exposed to minor health problems including seizures and hypothyroidism. They have a lifespan of 10-14 years and have a high level of train-ability.
7. German Shorthaired Pointer is a hunting breed with an average lifespan of 12 to 14 year. They require daily exercises and are have minior health issues such as seizures and hypothyroidism.
8. Foxhounds are a good choice for families who live in rural areas or on large farms. They are not exposed to many major health problems. They are used for foxhunting and have a lifespan of 11-13 years.
9. Australian Cattle Dogs are used for cattle herding because of their intelligence, problem solving skills and soft/assertive bites with the cattle. They live up to 13 years and make great family dogs.
10. Siberian Huskies may suffer from minor health problems including progressive retinal atrophy, hypothyroidism. Their lifespan consists of 11-14 years. They are working dogs who make great family dogs.