Known to help ranchers keep herds in check, Australian Cattle Dogs love being outdoors. There's no doubt that their athleticism contributes to their health.
With historical ties to the Wild West, Australian Shepherds thrive on being put to work alongside farmers. Their active lifestyle ensures a long, happy life — living anywhere from 12 to 15 years.
Aside from licking their fur clean like cats, this independent dog is also known for not barking. Instead, they yodel to express themselves, especially against intruders.
Small but mighty best describes this breed well. Being part of a hunting pack comes naturally to them and they succeed, thanks to their excellent sense of smell. Living between 10-15 years, beagles make loyal companions.
Their perky ears and dark face are favored by the military, which trains this breed to skydive! The Malinois is incredibly obedient and smart, living as long as 14 years.
Cuteness alert! This dog's white hypoallergenic coat makes their dark eyes and big smile standout. Bichons love spending time with their owners and enjoy making new friends.
The need to move keeps Border Collies young at heart, well into old age. With an average lifespan of 12 years, they stay busy herding livestock and winning first place at dog shows with their agility.
A fan of short walks, this breed is known as the smallest in the world. Living as long as 18 years, Chihuahuas like a warm lap and lots of cuddles.
Named an "icon" by the American Kennel Club, this dog's long body and short legs earned it the nickname "wiener." Daily exercise could help yours stay healthy for its 20th birthday.