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Although it's nearly impossible to predict which breed of dog will live the longest or be the healthiest, there are certain breeds that seem to have lower instances of genetic diseases, bone-related injuries and conditions relating to their skin and coat. Take a look at which breeds are thought to be among the healthiest and how to help your dog live a long, healthy life.
Australian Cattle Dog
While there's no way to prove which breed is the healthiest, some working breeds, including Australian Cattle Dogs, may be among those with the least number of health-related issues.
"Unfortunately, there's no hard data that provides a scientific answer," said Jennifer Coates, DVM in Fort Collins, Colorado and veterinary advisor to petMD.com. "In my experience, dogs that are still being bred to do a job tend to be the healthiest."
Australian Cattle Dogs have been traditionally used for cattle herding and have remained popular working dogs because of theirRead More »from 10 Healthiest Dog Breeds