The average lifespan of a dog runs from 10-13 years. Some breeds live longer than others; here are 15 long living dog breeds. Is yours one of them?
Chihuahua – 17 years
Chihuahuas live around 17 years. One of the smallest dog breeds, some live longer because they are not prone to any serious genetic illnesses.
Yorkshire Terrier – 17 Years
Yorkshire Terriers live around 17-years.
Pomeranian – 16 Years
Pomeranian’s lifespan ranges from 12-16 years. These pups are another favorite among dog owners, providing many years of love for their families.
Dachshund – 15 Years
The active Dachshund lives on average 12-15 years.
Toy Poodle – 15 Years
Toy Poodles generally live longer than their larger counterparts, with an average lifespan of 12-15 years.
Maltese – 15 years
The Maltese breed lives around 15 years
Lhasa Apso – 15 years
Lhasa apso average 15 years of life. Suspicious of strangers, these dogs are known as good indoor watchdogs.
Pugs are one of the more popular breeds today. They live around 12-15 years
Beagle – 15 years
These loyal Beagles can live on average for 15 years.
This high-energy breed is as trainability as it’s larger counterpart. Miniature Schnauzers live an average of 12-15 years.
Larger breed – Australian Shepherd 15 years
Aussies are known for their excellent herding ability, intelligence, and high energy, living around 15 years.
Shih Tzu – 15 years
The Shih Tzu lives approximately 15 years.
Cockapoo – 16 years
The Cockapoo lives on average for 16 years.
Jack Russell Terrier – 16 years
The Jack Russell Terrier lives on average for 16 years.
World’s Rarest Of The Long Living Dog Breeds – New Guinea Singing Dog
New Guinea Singing Dog – 18 years
“This wild dog originated in New Guinea and is known for its singing howl. Only about 100 live in captivity. Though they are thought to be the most primitive dog in existence today, they are gentle and friendly with humans,” says Juliana Weiss-Roessler
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