Certain breeds of dog will inevitably become more familiar with the veterinary surgery than others over their lifetime.

Dog Health: Here are the 10 breeds of adorable likely to need least and most vet visits - from the Beagle to the German Shepherd 🐶

If you are looking to add a puppy to your family and live in a flat, here are the breeds that may lead to hefty vet bills – and those that tend to stay fit and healthy.

Thursday, 16th June 2022, 1:15 pm

Plenty of us decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in the last couple of years – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

One thing worth considering before making a decision is that some breeds have a long list of health conditions they are prone to suffering, often necessitating trips to the vet, while others are likely to need little more than their regular jabs and check-ups.

So, here are the 10 healthiest and most sickly breeds of dog.

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