Healthiest Dog Breeds

Australian cattle dog

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest dog to ever live was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey who lived to be 29 years old.


The Icelandic Sheepdog has minimal health conditions while being great with families and children. They typically live between 12 and 14 years, making them one of the healthiest dog breeds.

German shorthaired pointer

German shorthaired pointers are full of energy and are commonly used in hunting.

English foxhound

One of the rarest dog breeds out there, English foxhounds are natural hunters and very easy to care for.

Pyrenean shepherd

These little herding dogs originated in the French Alps and were bred to herd flocks across difficult terrain for many hours a day.

Belgian Malinois

Look at those big ears! Belgian Malinois are guard dogs and high-energy working dogs that can be very intense for the average dog owner.


Like many of these other healthiest dog breeds, Basenjis are used as hunting dogs, but also serve as wonderful family dogs. Believe it or not, these pups don’t bark!


Chihuahuas, the smallest dogs in the world, are also one of the healthiest dog breeds. Typically weighing around six pounds, these tiny pups are full of energy and are certainly not little when it comes to personality.


“Poodles tend to live longer than other large breeds and are highly intelligent,” claims Dr. Barrack. They can be extremely active and love to be athletically challenged by their owner.

Mixed breeds

The healthiest dog breeds are typically those that have been cross-bred. “This is because their genetic pool is wider and they are less prone to hereditary health issues