Small dogs who are the healthiest

Due to poor breeding practices, some breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, such as hip dysplasia. This doesn’t mean that every dog of that breed will develop those diseases; it just means that they’re at an increased risk. If you’re buying a puppy, it’s a good idea to find out which genetic illnesses are common to the breed you’re interested in, so you can ask the breeder about the physical health of your potential pup’s parents and other relatives.


Australian Terrier


Border Terrier

Boston Terrier

Cairn Terrier

Coton de Tulear

Fox Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

Manchester Terrier

Norfolk Terrier

Norwich Terrier

Schnoodle (Toy & Miniature)

Scottish Terrier

Shiba Inu

Welsh Terrier