Regular vet visits can soon become an expensive business.Regular vet visits can soon become an expensive business.
Regular vet visits can soon become an expensive business.

Healthiest Dogs 2024: These are the 10 most healthy breeds of adorable dog who should rarely need the vet - including the loving Border Collie 🐶

With dog ownership continuing to soar, here are the breeds that are least likely to have numerous expensive vet visits.

The last few years have seen many of us welcome a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club has seen dog ownership rocket to record levels – around one-in-three households now include a four-legged friend.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, there’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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It’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, there’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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