For those, who are planning to adopt a dog, it would be wise to understand about the healthiest dog breeds available.
A popular saying from Andy Rooney states that ‘the average dog is nicer than the average person’. This is because as most of us know dogs are highly affectionate to their masters and there are instances where dogs have lost their lives to save the life of their masters. If you are thinking about taking home a dog, you would surely be interested in selecting a healthy breed.
The fact to remember here is that there are many things that you will have to consider when deciding on the breed of dog to purchase. For instance, you will have to consider the general care, nutrition to be provided to the dog, genetics and size. Even though, dogs are known to face some health issues, there are certain breeds that tend to have only few health problems. Now, let us get into the details about the list of top 05 healthiest dog breeds without any specific order as per the statistics provided by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA):
German Shorthaired Pointer:
This is an enthusiastic breed and it is stated that its enthusiasm is the main reason behind the healthy living of this breed. Even though, this breed can get eye disorders, elbow and hip problems genetically, the database of OFA has stated that 96% of dogs under this breed have healthy hips, while 99% of them have healthy elbows.
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This is known to be a healthy breed with its originating place stated as Japan. This breed occasionally gets hip dysplasia and certain eye problems and the report submitted by OFA states that just 5.6% of this breed was tested to have dysplastic problem.