Beagle: keen smell, savvy hunter, medium-sized dog, 10-15 yrs lifespan. Generally healthy, eye/hip issues in older dogs.
Australian cattle dogs: athletic, intelligent, great for active people. Lifespan: 12-16 yrs. Few health issues, but joint problems possible; treatable.
Chihuahuas: spirited & intelligent despite their size. Often live ~20 years, but prone to heart, eye issues, & patellar luxation.
Greyhounds, fast & healthy dogs, live 10-13 yrs. Prone to bloat from eating too fast, so monitor their eating to avoid risks.
Poodles: smart, athletic, and long-lived. Originally hunting dogs. Prone to joint and eye issues. Average lifespan 10-18 years.
Havanese: Cuban native breed, small, smart, and sociable. Lifespan 14-16 years. Generally healthy but may have hereditary deafness.
Siberian Husky: Powerful sled-pulling dog, boundless energy. Ideal for active owners. Lifespan 12-16 yrs. Generally healthy, watch for eye/hip issues.
Basenjis: Intelligent, cat-like hunting dogs, yodel instead of bark, groom like cats. Lifespan 13-14 yrs. Prone to hypothyroidism and hip issues. DNA test for breed info.
Border Collies: Intelligent, athletic, and driven dogs thriving on mental & physical tasks. Hardy, with a 12-15 year lifespan. Some prone to deafness & epilepsy.
Mixed-breed dogs inherit traits from various breeds, reducing the risk of specific genetic disorders. However, they can develop issues like obesity due to their environment.