Healthiest Large Dog Breeds: 10 Dogs With The Least Health Problems
A lot of people have the misconception that large dog breeds are unhealthy and don’t live very long. But that’s not true! There are a lot of big, lovable dogs out there with minimal health problems that live for a decade or longer. Let’s take a look at the healthiest large dog breeds and what makes each so special.
1. German Shorthaired Pointer
The German Shorthaired Terrier weighs between 45 and 70 pounds and, although it’s a big dog, it’s one of the smallest on our list. This is a versatile breed that was bred for hunting but is also a trusting and loyal companion.
German Shorthaired Pointers need a lot of exercise to burn off energy – about an hour or two every day – and they’re really smart so they need adequate mental stimulation, too. When they aren’t exercised or challenged enough, they can be destructive, but, if you keep them active and engaged, they’re usually well-behaved.