10 of the Healthiest Dog Breeds

Beagle The beagle, a medium-sized, active dog that is well-known for its keen senses of smell and hunting skills, has a lifespan of between 10 and 15 years. Beagles live a healthy life. Older dogs are more likely to experience the health problems associated with this breed (e.g., hip and eye problems).

Australian Cattle Dog The Australian cattle dog is an intelligent and athletic breed that can be a great running partner or hiking companion for people who are active. The average life expectancy of these dogs is 12-16 years. There are few health problems associated with this breed.

Chihuahua Chihuahuas are small-sized but have great intelligence and spirit. These little dogs can live up to 20 years. They are generally healthy throughout their lives. Some health problems that can be linked to this breed include eye and heart problems as well as patellar luxation (loose, swollen kneecaps).

Greyhound Greyhounds are one of the most fast dog breeds. These dogs can live between 10 to 13 years on average. They live a long life in good health. They are more susceptible to gastric torsion (twisting the stomach) than other dogs with deep chests. It can be fatal so make sure to keep an eye on them.

Poodle Although poodles are often thought to be snobby, these coifed canines have the opposite. Poodles are intelligent and athletic. Poodles were originally developed as hunting dogs. Poodles have a longer life expectancy than other breeds, and live longer lives.

Havanese The Havanese, a small and intelligent dog, is native to Cuba. A typical Havanese can live for 14-16 years. Although these dogs are healthy in general, some may be susceptible to hereditary hearing loss.

Siberian Husky The Siberian Husky, a strong, athletic dog with unrivalled energy, is best known for its strength in sled pulling and endurance. This dog is ideal for people who enjoy long walks, runs, and hikes. They live between 12 and 16 years. They are usually healthy. Breeders have managed to eliminate some genetic predispositions that can lead to hip and eye problems in these dogs.

Basenji Basenjis are intelligent and athletic hunting dogs with almost cat-like characteristics. They bark less than they do, but they make a more yodeling sound and groom like cats. They live an average of 13 to 14 years and don't usually have any serious health problems. However, this breed can be susceptible to hip problems and hypothyroidism.

Border Collie Border collies are intelligent, athletic, and highly motivated dogs. Border collies thrive when they have a job. They are able to learn most tasks, even those that require a lot of mental and physical energy. They are strong and healthy with a life expectancy of between 12 and 15 years. However, some dogs can be deaf or epileptic.

Mixed Breed Mixed-breed canines are created by crossing purebreds and mixed-breeds together. Although they are not usually registered or pedigreed, mixed-breed dogs can inherit the good and bad traits of all breeds.