DogForum.net | Dog Forums and Community
     
 
Home Gallery Blogs Register Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar Members List
Search
Go Back   DogForum.net | Dog Forums and Community > Dog Breeds > General Dog Breed Discussion

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Unread 05-12-2007, 01:29 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
susie17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: london
Posts: 111

Rep: 11 susie17 is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 1
Post The healthiest purebred?

iam just curious? i know all pedigree breeds have problems! but is there one that is a strong breed??
i have researched breeds and the most healthy was a breed called cannan dog!
__________________

susie17 is offline susie17's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2007, 01:31 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Mahooli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Somersetshire, England
Posts: 213

Rep: 17 Mahooli is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 6
Default

The breed that is the longest lived is the miniature poodle with an average lifespan of 15 odd years. I suppose it depends on what you mean by healthy!
Becky
__________________
Love is a Posse of Poodles and Percy!
(I've been Frosted ! & Sprung and Scorched !)

Mahooli is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2007, 01:33 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
susie17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: london
Posts: 111

Rep: 11 susie17 is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mahooli View Post
The breed that is the longest lived is the miniature poodle with an average lifespan of 15 odd years. I suppose it depends on what you mean by healthy!
Becky

oh right poodles live a long time
for example! cavaliers get dislocated patellas! cataracts! and many more problems!
i think the heathest might have to be the mixed breed
__________________

susie17 is offline susie17's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2007, 01:41 PM   #4
Adopt a Retired Racer
 
vagreys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: North Chesterfield VA USA
Posts: 3,511

Rep: 185 vagreys has a spectacular aura aboutvagreys has a spectacular aura about
Unique Rep: 68
Default

Even the healthiest dog will develop health problems as it ages. That's what aging is, although some breeds are prone to certain health conditions, it's true.

Racing Greyhounds are extremely healthy, as purebred dogs go, with an average lifespan of 12-15 years and very few health problems.
__________________
Help us Help you! Read and understand the Terms of Service, report offensive posts and Forum Reputation.
Helpful Tips - in our FAQ Section and Newbie Guide.
Connect with DogForum.org members - Add yourself to the dogforum.net member map.chat with us!
Things to do - Start a blog. Be sure to visit the DogForum.net photo gallery Let's see YOU!
Use your computer to benefit mankind - join the DogForum.org Folding Team.

vagreys is offline vagreys's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2007, 02:06 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,373

Rep: 101 borzoimom will become famous soon enoughborzoimom will become famous soon enough
Unique Rep: 34
Default

Schipperke have been known to live over 20 years. Sighthounds- are basically healthy, with 15 years common.

borzoimom is offline borzoimom's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2007, 02:11 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Aurora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 363

Rep: 13 Aurora is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 3
Default

Northern Inuit's are a pretty hardy breed with no known eye or hip problems. Average lifespan 15 years.

Aurora is offline Aurora's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2007, 03:54 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
GreyhoundGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fier d'être FRANÇAIS
Posts: 1,595

Rep: 58 GreyhoundGirl will become famous soon enough
Unique Rep: 14
Default

All small breeds live longer then large breeds. So if you want a dog that'll live a longer life (not nessesairly less health problems) a toy breed would be the best choice. I knew a maltese that died at 21.

If you're not thinking lifespan, more helth problems along the road I'm in agreement with the ones that are already posted. Yes, you're right, mixed breeds do tend to have fewer health problems then purebreds. They tend to also be healthier, and thus have lower vet bills. (but not all of them of course)

In whole I find it doesn't really matter much. If you go to a breeder where they don't have their weak points checked, even the healthiest breed can have terrible health problems. The same can happen with unhealthy breeds... bred correctly they could be top-of-the-line health.

__________________
I've been Scorched... on a SNOWDAY
I know my breath smells like peanut butter. Enticing, isn't it?

Adopting just one Greyhound may not change the world... But I'm certain the world will change for that one Greyhound.

GreyhoundGirl is offline GreyhoundGirl's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2007, 03:58 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
susie17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: london
Posts: 111

Rep: 11 susie17 is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 1
Default

thanks for advice everyone
__________________

susie17 is offline susie17's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2007, 05:01 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 135

Rep: 11 BCNTC is on a distinguished road
Unique Rep: 1
Default

properly working bred BCs are very healthy as well, the only real health problems are HD and CEA(most others you find listed for BCs tend to be found only in barbie collies) many are good and healthy, and still working sometimes at 14-15 years old. Happys dam is working bred, she is still racing 5 seconds in flyball at 12 or 13 years old.
__________________
shayna and the crew

BCNTC is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2007, 08:43 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Riverview, FL
Posts: 1,460

Rep: 64 Areias will become famous soon enough
Unique Rep: 24
Default

Thai Ridgeback, although not AKC registered, is considered the purebred dog with the least genetic disorders. I need to find the article...hang on....I can't describe it myself.

Quote:
Thai Ridgebacks originally came from the Pho Quoc Island originally part of Siam, now a part of Vietnam. It is the major isle in the Gulf of Siam, about 200 km south of Bangkok.
It would seem that Thai Ridgebacks were originally used to hunt wild boar, deer, tapirs and birds. They were also used to escort carts along side their master, which were the mode of transport in Thailand at that time. As you can imagine long distance travel was difficult. These areas were very isolated because of the non existence of roads. There was no chance of cross breeding with other breeds due to this situation. As a result the Thai Ridgeback has remained unchanged for centuries. Due to natural selection only the strongest and fittest dogs survived thus creating a very healthy dog we know of today.
http://thairidgeback.co.uk/history.htm

Areias is offline Areias's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:42 AM.

Shogun Interactive Development Copyright © 2006-2010 Shogun Interactive Development. All rights reserved.