10 Dog Breeds With The Fewest Health Problems

10 Dog Breeds With The Fewest Health Problems

Dog Health

If there is one thing in life we can’t stand, it’s seeing our dog sick. While some dog breeds are predisposed to certain health issues, other dog breeds actually have less of a chance of developing serious health problems over time. Here are ten of them.

Shiba Inu

Though they are on the small side, the Shiba Inu is known to live a fairly healthy life with few health problems.

English Springer Spaniel


This breed is believed to be seldom affected by genetic diseases. If they do develop problems, they tend to be eye related.



Poodles of all sizes – toy, miniature, and standard – are known to be a relatively healthy breed.

Border Collies


This hard-working breed tends to evade common health problems seen in other breeds.



Serious health problems are rare in this adorably fast breed.

Bichon Frise


Ranked as one of the healthiest small breeds, the Bichon Frise is typically only prone to allergies.



This small but mighty breed is known to be relatively healthy and is rarely found to have major health issues.

Belgian Malinois


Considered one of the most versatile working dogs, this breed was bred for performance. They tend to lack the typical health issues found in other working breeds.



Basenjis are not known to bark, but they are known to be adventurous. This breed is also fairly healthy and doesn’t suffer from many serious health issues.

Australian Cattle Dogs


This breed holds the world record for the longest living dog – a dog named Bluey who lived to be 29 years old. They are sturdy, working breed with impeccable health.

Although no dog breed is prone to immunity, there are certain breeds – like these ten – that are less likely to develop genetic health problems.

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