5. Border Collies

Known for their cleverness and trainability, the Border Collie is a robust breed. They make excellent pets, especially for families with children. If you want a dog that loves to play fetch, go on hikes and learn to master the agility course, this is the dog for you! Their lifespan is 12-16 years.

6. Beagle

Snoopy put the Beagle on the map! This dog breed has evaded most genetic issues. Beagles make excellent pets but because they tend to be vocal, they aren’t for all families. The Beagle was originally bred as a scenthound to track small game.  They adapt well to apartment living. A Beagle’s lifespan is 10-15 years.

7. The Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies are sweet, outgoing dogs. This healthy breed of dog is also intelligent, independent, and can be quite mischievous, which is why they need a patient trainer. Huskies are vocal and Husky owners swear they have a language of their own. This healthy dog can live an average of 12 years.