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The Seven Healthiest Dog Breeds

Although it is impossible to predict which dog will live the longest, it is true that some dogs are less likely to be sick than other dog breeds. These dogs have stronger body resistance, and their skin and bones are relatively less vulnerable to injury. In order to better understand the physical condition of your dogs, this article mainly introduces the seven most healthy dogs, which are very suitable for friends who raise dogs for the first time.

Australian Cattle Dog

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IQ: Tenth

A great number of studies have shown that working dogs like the Australian Cattle Dog have the least health problems. Their lifespan is about 10 to 13 years. Such a type of dog is full of energy and versatile. It is a good helper for long-distance transportation of cattle to Australia’s mainland market, so this dog can adapt well to the desolate and wild living environment. Australian Cattle Dog is suitable for hot weather, but because it is a highly active outdoor dog breed in nature, the owner must ensure that it can get enough exercise when raising it. The Australian Cattle Dog is not suitable for city life, nor is it suitable for children’s companions, but it is indeed a good guard dog and one of the most popular working dogs.

Foxhound

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IQ: 46nd

The lifespan of the Foxhound is 11 to 13 years. Traditionally, it is a strong breed, and it is also very suitable for families living in rural areas or large farms. Most of them are not prone to major health problems. The only thing that the owner needs to pay attention to is that the Foxhound needs moderate daily exercise (such as walking or running). The good news is that its hair is easy to take care of, so there is no need for the owner to spend a lot of time combing it frequently.

German Shorthaired Pointer

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IQ: 17

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a multifunctional hunting dog, capable of performing various difficult tasks in water and on land. The German Shorthaired Pointer is known for being proficient in many different types of games and sports, and has an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years. When judging the German Shorthaired Pointer in a dog show, observers must consider whether it can reflect this basic characteristic. What ought to be reflected in the observer’s eyes should be a noble, very smooth, coordinated, and well-proportioned dog. The overall structure shows its strength, endurance, agility, and looks very intelligent. This kind of dog gives the impression of a medium build, but it resembles a hound in a strict sense. Its back is short, but its body has enough length when standing. In wild conditions, a strong but thin dog is not a fault. But in any case, dogs that are overly obese or lack muscles are faulty. German Shorthaired Pointer has an elegant silhouette, a well-defined head, slanted shoulder blades, a deep chest, a strong back and limbs, good bones, plenty of muscles and a neat coat. All the characteristics that it possesses are a good indication that it has inherited this breed perfectly.

Border Collie

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IQ: First

Border Collie, native to the border of Scotland, is a kind of Collie, and it is born with a strong shepherd instinct. It is smart by nature, good at observing words and colors, and can accurately understand the instructions of the owner. At the same time, it can drive sheep to move with the help of its eyes. It has been regarded as a shepherd dog for many years and ranks first in the world’s dog breed IQ.

Border Collie’s greatest characteristics are intelligence, strong learning ability, high comprehension, easy training, good communication with the owner, gentleness, loyalty, and good obedience. There is no doubt about its loyalty. Because of his gentle and loyal personality, such a dog did not bark and became the most popular pet among the urban population. Moreover, the Border Collie is also the most competitive breed of Frisbee dogs, and the protagonist of the Frisbee Dog World Cup competitions over the years.

Chihuahua

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Chihuahuas are known for the smallest breed in the world. They are full of energy. Chihuahuas have strong will, smart, very loyal, agile, lively, and very brave, and can defend themselves in front of large dogs. The average lifespan of Chihuahua is 14 to 18 years. Chihuahuas have smooth fur and do not require much care. Because of their small size, they don’t need much exercise and they are easy to raise.

The history of Chihuahuas is still unclear to many people. Some people have determined that this dog was native to South America. It was regarded as a sacred dog breed by the Incas at the beginning, and then brought into the Astic. Others think that this dog was a breed that arrived in the New World with Spanish invaders, or was introduced from China in the early 19th century. The above various judgments can show that this dog is definitely not derived from one breed, but has been mated from multiple breeds since ancient times. The Chihuahua Club was established in 1923. It is one of the 12 most popular breeds of dogs in the United States. The coat color of Chihuahuas has fawn, blue, chocolate, black, black tan, red, brown, etc., and some monochrome chihuahuas have spots.

Australian shepherd

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IQ: 42nd

The Australian Shepherd is a working dog with strong animal husbandry and guarding abilities with an average lifespan of 12-15 years. The Australian Shepherd’s body length is slightly larger than its height and is of medium size. Its color is changeable and full of personality.

The Australian Shepherd is focused and lively, flexible and agile, muscular but not bulky. Its coat is of medium length, thick and protective. It’s the owner’s  duty to properly learn the daily hair care of the Australian Shepherd, and has a better understanding of the common dog diseases and breeding behaviors of your dog for its better and healthier growth, which is definitely very beneficial when raising your Australian shepherd puppy.

Labrador Poodle

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IQ: unknown

Labrador Poodle is a cross between a Labrador and a Poodle, popular with lots of dog lovers. Like most Labrador and Poodles, Labrador Poodles are mostly friendly, energetic and easy to get along with their family and children. It has a good appetite, and its fur is shiny and dense. Bones of Labrador Poodles are hard and not easily injured. But what the owner should pay attention to is that its hair needs to be cleaned frequently and trimmed at least twice a year.

The dog needs to be well taken care of by the owner, and the dog’s health situation is also intuitively felt by the owner. In fact, most dogs have a close relation with their owners when they get sick. If your dog has any discomfort, it is caused by the owner’s lack of scientific breeding knowledge or improper diet to some extent. Dogs are the best companions of humans, and their owners ought to look after them carefully.