Q&A: What dog breeds have few gentic issues and long lifespans?

Question by zaichev: What have few gentic and long ?
Preferably small . I just lost my first dog to cancer, and to my dismay the issue is linked to genetics in the .

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Answer by Dog Owner
Mutts are the best they are not playing with nature they are all natural.

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    • sunilkandunoori
    • October 6, 2012

    i think this girl is mad…she always shows her pitbull when she is talking about other dogs…really mad….use some common sense

    • TheChosenOneee123
    • October 6, 2012

    Good for you :DDDD

    • James Lan
    • October 6, 2012

    Where is lab? I didn’t see any lab in this video

    • Bondovi18
    • October 6, 2012

    did she think that pit bull was a lab?

    • luckyjackrabbit
    • October 6, 2012

    what a stupid lady….maybe show a lab…?

    • samanthalopez27
    • October 6, 2012

    My dog is a lab but she doesn’t like water that much. It’s probably because she’s mixed. She is a SUPER fast runner so she is probably mixed with some greyhound or some other type of racing dog. We’re not sure.

    • rukiashikigame
    • October 6, 2012

    I love my lab ♥

    • acuradan623
    • October 6, 2012

    you didnt think she actually owned the 30+ breeds shes talking about on her video? ………*face palm*

    • luckyjackrabbit
    • October 6, 2012

    where did you get that out of a comment i made asking her to show or talk about the animal that makes up half the title of the video??? Maybe face palm yourself a bit harder and knock some sense in..

    • siroccowgs84
    • October 6, 2012

    I had a Labrador retriever once, he was the best gundog I’ve ever seen. When I was done training him he was training me. These dogs are very smart.

    • jackrill
    • October 6, 2012

    Good but why is there shots of other dogs like pit bulls and less labs?

    • simplysingin
    • October 6, 2012

    She’s talking about Labs and showing Pits. Ugh!

    • MrCraigary123
    • October 6, 2012

    I just watched the add before the vid. Screw getting animals tagged! something is fishy about that

    • wolf.freedom
    • October 6, 2012

    Mutts would make great pets as they share the characterisicts of two or more breeds and have less health problems. They do not often get ill or injured so I would advice you to get one. They can be beautiful too and every mutt looks different! I do not think they get cancer easily. If you prefer small breeds than I think you should get a: Ratshire (rat Terrier and Yorkshire) or look on:

    • dogperson
    • October 6, 2012

    All breeds have problems including mixed breeds. Acually, mixed breeds have just as many health problems as purebred dogs. Remember, a mix can be the product of an inbreeding. And if the parents both have hip displasia or heart disease or whatever, the pups will probably have the same disease. There are some breeds to just avoid because the health issues are too bad. The King Charles is one of these because of the heart problems.
    You can find out the health issues on the national websites for the breeds. Then find responsible breeders who screen for all the health issues in their breed.

    • animalsrme
    • October 6, 2012

    mixed breeds, aka mutts

    • German shepherd lover
    • October 6, 2012


    • Plantasia
    • October 6, 2012

    The larger the dog as a rule the shorter the life span a min poodle for instance can live over 15 years easily but say a great dane is considered aged at 6.
    Mixed breed or hybrids in my opinion have fewer genetic health issues as opposed to pure breds.

    • iluvtorofl
    • October 6, 2012

    Chis are the longest lived, but some have luxated patellas.

    The closer the dog to the original state of creation the healthier it will be. Huskies or similar “wolf-like” breeds, some hounds that aren’t too deformed, and medium sized mixes are the healthiest. The healthiest dogs are the ones that haven’t been manipulated by humans too much.

    • Lacey G
    • October 6, 2012

    I’d check into the less popular breeds i.e. Affenpincher, Brussels Griffon. They have been recognized by AKC for quite a few years but don’t have a lot of known issues. A good breeder will be honest about known genetic issues in their breed and tell you how they screen for them. Every breed has some known issues. Toy dogs often have luxated patella. It comes in degrees.

    • dampyre
    • October 6, 2012

    I cannot say, most dog breeds have some sort of genetic traits, it mostly depends on the breeding and such (passing on of traits) Like all your short nose breeds (pugs, bulldogs, shih tzu, and so on) have or can develop breathing issues. There is no guarantee on anything. I have found in my time of owning animals i have had less health issues with my mixed breeds (knock on wood) but my 2 pure breeds i have right now, and both are papered (akc) i have had alot of health issues with them both. It all is based on breeding, over-breeding, and so on i think. There is no perfect dog… If that was the case vets would be out of business.. But they are all perfect in my eye’s.

    • Darla E
    • October 6, 2012

    Depending on the breeders…most pure breeds have genetic issues due to inbreeding. You need to really check out the breeder you are buying any animal from. You might be surprised the underlined genetic issues an animal could have from this.

    • Cee J
    • October 6, 2012

    The Shiba Inu is a great breed to explore. The Shiba is about 20 – 25lbs, compact and muscular, very cat like. Loves to ride in the car, and watch TV. The breed can be protective.

    How big is a Shiba?
    14″ – 16″ at the shoulder, 18 – 25 lbs.

    Do they shed?
    Yes, twice a year. Thick wooly undercoat is shed in the fall and spring, and it is messy.

    Are Shibas hypoallergenic?
    NO. While not as bad as some breeds, sensitive individuals may experience allergic reactions.

    Can Shibas be trained?
    YES. They are very intelligent and learn quickly. However, this does not mean they are obedient! Social training is easy, formal obedience training can be a challenge, particularly the off-leash work.

    Do they need a fenced yard?
    YES. Shibas were bred to hunt – this meant running all day. Fences should be at least 4′ high, with no spaces of more than 3″. If they can get their head through a hole, the rest of the body will follow.

    Are they good apartment dogs?
    Generally NO. When young, Shibas need exercise, and lots of it. If confined in a small apartment all day while the family is out, a young Shiba will bark, chew, and do all those awful things dogs do when they are bored. If someone is home most of the day with them, and there is the opportunity to get outside for exercise several times a day, Shibas can manage nicely in an apartment.

    What kind of health problems are there in the breed?
    At this point in time, the Shiba is generally a healthy dog. The most widespread problem is likely immune related issues (itchy skin, allergies, etc). Hip dysplaysia has been reported – reputable breeders X-ray their stock to reduce the incidence of this. Slipping patellas, some eye diseases and heart problems have also appeared, not in large numbers, but enough that breeders need to be aware and screening their breeding animals.

    How are they with cats?
    Surprisingly good… but remember that this is also an individual personality trait – not ALL Shibas may accept ALL cats. If a cat runs, a Shiba will chase it.

    Are Shibas good with children?
    YES, if they are raised with kids that treat animals with respect. If they have not been exposed to children when they (the puppies) were very young, they may be very apprehensive around children, particularly toddlers. Patience and pleasant experiences with children are the best teachers.

    What’s BAD about Shibas?
    We are, of course, of the opinion that Shibas are perfect, but…

    there is that shedding thing.
    they need LOTS of exercise, particularly when young.
    owners need LOTS of patience, particularly when young (see above!).
    they can be stubborn, and ignore you, much like a cat would.
    if they get loose, they may be gone for days, if they can avoid getting hit by a car or attacked by other dogs.
    there is that superior attitude – owners must possess just as much, if not more, self-esteem than the dog.

    • mossbreaker
    • October 6, 2012

    Cairn Terriers. That’s one of the main reasons we chose this breed. All the books and articles I’ve read on Cairns list allergies to flea bites as their main/only health problem. They’re also small dogs, which tend to live longer than larger dogs. They’re not recommended for first time owners though.

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