A large number of us decided last year to welcome new puppies into our homes – so Kennel Club The number of dog ownership rose by almost eight percent – and the demand for four-legged friends after the lockdown remains high.
There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dogs as well as numerous crossbreeds to choose from.
There are even scientific guides that psychologist Stanley Coren uses in his book “The Intelligence of Dogs” to classify breeds based on instinct, obedience, and adaptability.
Another thing to consider is that some breeds are prone to particular health problems.
A common canine condition is hip dysplasia – when the dog’s hip ball joint does not fit properly or does not develop properly, causing it to rub and drag instead of sliding smoothly.
The condition causes the hip to deteriorate over time, causing pain and drastically reducing a dog’s quality of life.
Here are the 10 Least Genetically Predisposed Dog Breeds, according to the American Kennel Club, along with more information about the condition.