Some dog breeds are likely to need far fewer visits to the vet over their lifetime than others.

Fit Dogs: These are 10 of the healthiest breeds of adorable dog that shouldn't need many expensive vet visits ๐Ÿถ

With puppy ownership continuing to soar post-lockdown, here are the dog breeds that are least likely to need a visit to the vet.

The last couple of years have seen many of us welcome a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club saw dog ownership soar during the global pandemic.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, thereโ€™s plenty of thinking to do before you select your perfect pup. Those with active lifestyles might want to consider a larger dog, while somebody with young children will want a family-friendly dog.

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Itโ€™s also worth thinking about health issues that can affect certain breeds, for instance bulldogs are particularly susceptible to respiratory problems, while pugs commonly develop eye infections.

Of course, thereโ€™s no guarantee that a dog won't develop issues, but some are less likely to than others. So, if you want a happy dog while avoiding hefty vet bills, here are 10 of the healthiest dog breeds you should consider, according to the American Kennel Club.

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