Known for its keen sense of smell and savvy hunting skills, the beagle is a moderately active, medium-sized dog with an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years. Beagles generally lead healthy lives.
An athletic and intelligent breed, the Australian cattle dog can make a great running or hiking buddy for active people. These dogs have an average lifespan of 12 to 16 years with few health issues associated with the breed.
Chihuahuas have a lot of spirit and intelligence for coming in such a small package. It's also not uncommon for these little dogs to live close to 20 years.
The greyhound is one of the fastest dog breeds in the world. And on average, these dogs live between 10 and 13 years. They are generally very healthy throughout their lives.
Poodles have a reputation of being prissy, but these coifed canines are anything but. Not only are poodles highly intelligent, but they're extremely athletic, too. In fact, poodles were originally bred as hunting dogs.
Hailing from Havana, Cuba—and securing the spot as the only dog breed native to Cuba—the Havanese is a small, smart dog that's easy to train and extremely sociable.
Best known for its sled-pulling strength and endurance, the Siberian husky is a powerful, athletic dog with boundless energy. It's ideal for those who like to take long daily walks, runs, or hikes.
Basenjis are quite intelligent, athletic hunting dogs that have almost a cat-like nature. In fact, rather than barking, they make more of a yodeling sound, and they tend to groom like cats.
The Welsh springer spaniel is closely related to its English counterpart, although a little smaller. They only have red and white markings. The Welshie is affectionate, active, and happy.