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5 Healthier Than Average Dog Breeds

03 Sep 2014 | by Krithika | Posted in: Wellness

Although it’s nearly impossible to predict which breed of dog will live the longest or be the healthiest, there are certain breeds that seem to have lower instances of genetic diseases, bone-related injuries and conditions relating to their skin and coat. These breeds are thought to be among the healthiest and need lesser visits to vets as compared to other breeds.

Indian Pariah Dog
With a unique genetic ability and a lower level of inbreeding, mixed breed dogs are generally among the healthiest. A recent study showed that mix breed dogs were significantly less likely to develop ten genetically based diseases, including some types of heart disease, musculoskeletal problems, allergic skin disease and hyperthyroidism. They are also low maintenance when it comes to grooming but it also generally depends on the type of dog.



Source: indog.co.in

Beagles are generally healthier breeds as compared to other breeds and may go through lesser health related problems as compared to other breeds. They may go through minor back problems or hip dysplasia.



Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky is a medium sized dog known for its sledge-pulling and is healthier as compared to breeds of its own size. It is also conidered to be loving pet for those who love out-doors. They do have minimal health related issues but can be cured mostly.


Source: Petmd.com

alinois are generally healthier breeds but just like other breeds have certain health relatd issues. But on an average they have lesser  health related issues and are healthier as compared to other breeds in general. They have a good temperament and can scialise in a very early age.

Malinois dogs

Source: kknowallaboutbreedsonline.com

Known for being the smallest breed in the world, Chihuahua’s are loyal, intelligent, and among the healthiest breeds. A smooth-coated Chihuahua requires minimal grooming while longhaired varieties require brushing two to three times a week. Because of their size, Chihuahuas require minimal exercise beyond a short walk.



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