It’s also worth thinking about health issues that can affect certain breeds, for instance bulldogs are particularly susceptible to respiratory problems, while pugs commonly develop eye infections.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that a dog won't develop issues, but some are less likely to than others. So, if you want a happy dog while avoiding hefty vet bills, here are 10 of the healthiest dog breeds you should consider, according to the American Kennel Club.
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A man whose pack of dogs savaged a six-year-old girl has been jailed. Bernard Valentine, of Ackers Lane, Carrington, was sentenced to 49 months behind bars after the the attack, which involved his pocket bulldogs. As she walked past a property where Valentine was staying in his camper van outside, she was set upon by a pack of six dogs that were being kept in the back garden and in the defendant's camper van.
I love a bargain. And if I’m visiting friends or exploring a new city or town in the UK, I can’t resist the lure of the local charity shops. Of course, the advantage of buying second-hand goods in person is you have the opportunity to check the item and look for flaws before purchasing. But in the past few years there’s been an explosion in online ‘vintage’ stores specialising in everything from last season’s clothes to retro goods and old electronics.