Ten Dog Breeds with the Least Amount of Health Issues

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We think it’s safe to say that anyone who is thinking about owning a dog wants to make sure that whatever dog they choose can stay with their family as long as they possibly can.   Which is why you might want to do a little research into what dog breeds have the longest life expectancies as well as minimal health issues.   Thankfully we’ve done that for you.  Here are ten dog breeds with the least amount of health issues….

Poodles

Poodles have a life expectancy of about 15 years and usually have few health concerns.  Cataracts, teary eyes and progressive retinal atrophy are the most common health issues related to poodles.

Beagles

Beagles are active dogs who love to run and get exercise.  With a steady diet of nutrition and working out, they should be just fine.   Epilepsy and heart problems might be issues in a beagle’s life but not all types of beagles get these issues.  Talk to your breeder for more info.

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Labs

Black, yellow, chocolate or silver, whichever lab you choose, you’ll be getting a dog with minimal genetic health problems.  Some breeds might be prone to eye issues or joint dysplasia.   Speak to the breeder.

Chihuahuas

In the past Chihuahuas have had health problems due to irresponsible breeding.   However, if you get your Chihuahua from a reputable breeder, your dog won’t likely experience problems.   And just to be safe you should provide a good environment for your pup.  As stress free as possible.

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Greyhounds

Greyhounds are a surprisingly healthy breed.  They’re also one of the most loyal and obedient.   Some can have problems with bloat.  However if you feed them small, regular meals that should alleviate concerns.   Dental issues have also come up but again, regular maintenance of the teeth and a watchful eye should take care of it.

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Border Collie

An active border collie has a fairly long life expectancy at around 15 years.  Seizures or hip dysplasia are rare things that might come up in the highly intelligent collie.

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Basenji

Basenjis are an athletic and curious breed that are friendly and intelligent as well. The minimal health concerns for Basenjis include possible kidney and eye problems, which are treatable if caught in the early stages.

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Bichon Frise

They can be prone to allergies.  Some allergies might lead to infections but these infections are treatable.  In general the Bichon Frise is a very reliable breed.

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Doberman

The Doberman pinscher was once known for a number of health problems due to irresponsible breeding.  However, if you consult the breeder this will minimize these issues.   There are two conditions, however, that Doberman pinschers are prone to, and both are serious. Those are Von Willegbrands disease, a blood disorder, and wobbler disease, a condition that affects the spine.  Again, these are rare but you should be aware that they do exist.

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Australian Cattle Dogs

Australian cattle dogs have an average life expectancy of about 15 years, but there have been reports of some that lived more than 20 years.  In fact the oldest dog on record was an Australian Cattle Dog.


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