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9 DOG BREEDS THAT RARELY NEED TO VISIT THE VET


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9 DOG BREEDS THAT RARELY NEED TO VISIT THE VET

Nowadays dogs are part of our families, and as members of the family, we want the best for them.  All dogs suffer from diseases at one point in their lives, but some are more prone to illnesses than others A dog can’t be 100% healthy throughout its lifetime, but if you are looking for dogs that are more resilient, read along for a comprehensive list.

 

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD

The Australian Shepherd, commonly known as the Aussie, is one of the healthiest dogs. However, it’s known to be prone to diseases like Epilepsy but generally, they can maintain a healthy lifestyle for a long time. They are highly active dogs that are eager to please and love physical activity. When trained well, fed well and exercised regularly, they can live up to 15 years.

 

GERMAN SHEPHERD

The German shepherds are some of the most common dog breeds, being used in many departments such as the security department They are also commonly known for being protective of their owners as well as being loyal. They are a very energetic dog, and when fed correctly and exercised regularly, they can live for more than 10 years.

 

ALASKAN MALAMUTES

This is one dog known for its strength and it’s mainly found in cold areas such as Alaska. It has a lifespan of about 10 years when taken care of. They do have some health issues that are hereditary such as the Cataracts, and Hip Dysplasia. Just like I mentioned above, being a healthy dog doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some health issues, it means that the dog is capable of living and appearing healthy despite the illness.

 

BERGAMASCO

This dog is famous for its dreadlocks, but it’s also a very friendly dog. It originated in the Italian Alps where it was used for herding and has continued to be adopted in other departments and the famous dog shows. This dog is known to have very few health issues. However, not much research has been done about this dog to know the facts about the health issues it’s prone to.  However, based on fist and information from witnesses, Bergamasco has few health issues and can live up to 13 years.

 

PHARAOH HOUND

This dog has not gained much popularity, but it has been around for a very long time. It originated in Malta as a rabbit hunting dog. The existence of this dog has also been traced back 2000 years ago, in Egypt, since it’s similar to the dogs drawn in the Egyptian caves. Since it has not become very popular, this dog boasts of a pure breed that hasn’t been interfered with by the introduction of new genes. Therefore, Pharaoh hound is free of genetic diseases. They have a few health issues and can live up to 14 years.

 

ROTWEILLER

They are known as some o the largest dogs among all breeds. Despite being large, they are friendly and protective of their owners. However, due to their strength, they are not made for everyone Rottweillers are some of the healthiest dogs. However, they are prone to Hip Dysplasia, and a few Genetic diseases. They can live for up to 10 years.

 

WHIPPET

Whippet is a dog of the Sighthound group and its existence is traced back to England. They are quite popular since they participate in sports. The only health issue that the Whippet has is Arrhythmia, the disruption of the heart’s heartbeat rate. They are very energetic and active and are known to move briskly. Their physical activity prevents them from acquiring diseases related to too much body fat.

 

CANAAN DOG

The Canaan dog is best known for its friendliness to humans. However, it’s not good with kids and doesn’t entertain strangers. They are very healthy dogs with very few health issues. They occasionally suffer from Epilepsy, hip Dysplasia, Luxating Patela, but this doesn’t prevent them from maintaining a healthy body for more than 10 years.

 

IBIZAN HOUND

The Ibizan Hound portrays a lean body shape and it’s very strong and athletic. This dog breed is also very entertaining and friendly. They are also known for their numerous escape tactics. They have very few health issues including allergies, seizures. Like many other dogs of this build, they are sensitive to barbiturate Anesthesia. This is due to low-fat contents in their bodies.


 

CONCLUSION

These dog breeds are some of the healthiest, some have some health issues but they can still live for a long time despite these issues. However, it’s important to note that even though you have a healthy dog, proper care is important. You should also be careful when purchasing these dogs; irresponsible breeding has led to the introduction of diseases to some dog breeds that are thought to be healthy.

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