Which dogs live longer: the breeds with the strongest health

Alina MilsentLife
Beagles and basenjis usually have excellent health

Some dog breeds may be more susceptible to various diseases, especially those related to genetics. According to a study recently published by scientists from the University of Adelaide, large dogs are more likely to get cancer, because natural defenses have not kept pace with selective breeding.

Scientists tell statistics: a small dog such as a York Terrier has an average weight of 3 kilograms and can live up to 16 years, while an English Mastiff weighing 113 kilograms has a life span of 6-10 years. Cynologists have ranked dog breeds with strong health and immunity. Read about which dogs are considered long-livers in the article of OBOZREVATEL.


Small beagles have good hunting skills because of their keen sense of smell and natural intelligence. Beagles can live from 10 to 15 years. They are not prone to genetic problems, only in old age they may be bothered by eye or joint diseases. They are active and playful dogs who prefer a healthy lifestyle.

Greyhound (Hort).

Greyhounds are active and fast dogs who love movement and walking outdoors. They usually have excellent health and can live 10-13 years. It is important to watch their nutrition, as they can have stomach problems due to their build.


Intelligent, active and intelligent poodles have a reputation for being willful dogs. The average life span is 10-18 years. Poodles mostly do not have serious health problems, but as they age, special attention should be paid to the eyes and joints.


Bassenjis are active, athletic and calm. They live 13-14 years and do not have any genetic diseases. However, bassenjis are prone to hypothyroidism.

Border Collie

They are very intelligent dogs that are easy to train and can learn many commands. They are moderately active, calm and obedient. Usually, Borders live 12-15 years, but you should keep in mind that this breed is prone to epilepsy and deafness with age.


Strong, active, hardy huskies have excellent health, but they need space to live comfortably. This breed is prone to joint and eye problems, but breeders are working to overcome the genetic features. Huskies live 12-16 years.

Havanese or Havanese Bichon

Little Havanese love walking and socializing. They are sociable, playful, funny dogs that are easy to train. Havanese live 14 to 16 years. They usually do not have serious health problems, only with age they become prone to deafness.

Australian Collie

They are athletic and athletic dogs that are chosen as pets by active people. They will be great companions on long journeys or hikes. Australian Collies live 12-16 years. An overly active lifestyle can lead to joint and ligament problems, which can be treated with medication or surgery.


Chihuahuas are long-livers among dogs. It is not uncommon for them to live for 20 years. During their lifetime, Chihuahuas can have problems with their eyes, heart and joints.

Mixed breeds

Cynologists say that crossbreeding or crossing with non-breeds produces puppies that are less prone to genetic abnormalities. They inherit a broad gene pool. But, of course, each case of crossbreeding should be considered separately. Mestizos can suddenly show up with diseases that are usually not susceptible to members of either breed.

Previously OBOZREVATEL told about the rarest breeds of dogs that may soon disappear forever.

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