Although there is no guarantee your dog won't develop health problems, some dog breeds are considered healthier than others. Check out these 15 dog breeds that are not as prone to certain health conditions.
Border Collie is the best companion to play beach Frisbee with. This active dog breed has evaded many common health problems seen in popular breeds today and can live 10 - 17 years.
Basenjis don't bark, making them the most silent dog breed on the planet. These adventurous pups also rarely have ailments that slow them down, and as a result can live 12 - 16 years.
Siberian Husky is one of the most ancient purebreds still in existence today. This large dog breed has almost no health issues to look out for, and can live 12 - 14 years.
German Shepherds make great watchdogs because they are very protective of their owners. This energetic dog breed is believed to be rarely affected by most common health issues, and can live 9 - 13 years.
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.
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 illnesses, and may live 13 - 15 years.
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.
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.
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.
Despite its name, the Australian Shepherd actually originated in the western U.S., not Australia. This adventure-loving fido is known for not suffering from many hereditary issues that other breeds are vulnerable to, and can live 13 - 15 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.