7 of the Healthiest Dog Breeds

As mixed breeds, Mutts tend to have increased genetic diversity and vigor known as “hybrid vigor.”


Bred for rugged outdoor work, the robust Australian Cattle Dog typically lives 12-16 years.  

Australian Cattle Dog

Bred for hunting rabbits on foot, Beagles are athletic and generally healthy, living 12-15 years.


Energetic working dogs, Border Collies maintain an active lifestyle and tend to live 12-15 years.

Border Collie  

An ancient breed developed for frigid climates, Huskies are normally healthy and enjoy 12-14 years.

Siberian Husky

When responsibly bred, the German Shepherd is athletic, long-lived, and relatively minimal health problems.  

German Shepherd

Intelligent and energetic, well-bred Poodles live 14 years or more with relatively few genetic issues.


Top Dog Breeds for Farms