Mixed breed dogs aren’t always healthier (as my dachshund mix with spinal issues can attest) However, most purebred breeds do have some sort of genetic issues due to inbreeding. Talk to the breeder and ask how they’ve bred to avoid these. Ask what most of their dogs eventually pass from and at what age. Do your research; a few breeds do not have breed-specific specific health issues. This is one of the major reasons I went with a whippet.
Contributors: Beth Gordon from spacewhippet