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15 Healthiest Dog Breeds That Can Be Your Companion For A Long Time

1. Border Collie
Border Collie is your perfect friend to play beach Frisbee with. This active dog breed has evaded many common health issues seen in popular breeds today and can live up to 10 - 17 years. 

2. Basenji
Basenjis don’t bark, making them the most silent dog breed around the world. These adventurous pups also hardly have ailments slowing them down and can live 12 - 16 years. 

3. 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. 

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

5. 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. 

6. Australian Cattle Dog
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 illness, and may live 13 - 15 years. 

7.  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.

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. 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. 

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 having many hereditary issues other breeds are vulnerable to, and can live 13 - 15 years. 

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

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

13. 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. 

14. Bichon Frise
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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