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10 Dogs with the Longest Lifespan

It is essential to the lifespan of a canine and to make sure that the dog's body weight is at a healthy level. The following are the top 10 canine breeds in terms of their average lifespan.

It's not uncommon for the smallest canine breeds to have the longest life expectancies. The average lifespan of a medium or large canine is closer to 10–13 years, while the average lifespan of a small dog is 16 years or more.

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The Chihuahua is one of the canine breeds that lives the longest on average. Many individuals are able to live beyond the age of 15, with the infrequent individual reaching the age of 18 or 20.


Chanel, a dachshund, is the longest known dachshund in the world. She passed away in 2009, when she was only 21. Nonetheless, dachshunds can experience age-related health issues.


The miniature poodle's wit and charm make it a wonderful companion animal. But don't discount how active they are or how much stimulation their brains require.

Toy Poodle

Another small dog that can survive up to 16 years old is the Jack Russell terrier. Willie, a Jack Russell, lived to be 20 years old in 2014, making him the longest dog of any breed in the world.

Jack Russell Terrier

Friendly and adaptable shih tzus commonly live to 14 years or older. These canines were developed to be kept as pets, so they need only a few minutes of exercise each day.

Shih Tzu

The Maltese is a small dog breed that has a reputation for being extremely long-lived. Dogs like these need lots of attention and playtime, but they can't provide either if they're not


A beloved and smart toy breed, Yorkshire terriers are not couch potatoes. Despite being devoted and loving family members,

Yorkshire Terrier

The temperament of Pomeranians has been described as affable but occasionally dominant. They are devoted to their families and may even act as a small security dog.


The shiba inu's longevity is exceptional for a dog of its stature; the breed can live for up to 16 years. Not everyone should get one of these canines because they can be stubborn and distant.

Shiba Inu

The Australian cattle dog, also called the blue heeler, lives much longer than most canines of its size. Bluey, an Australian cattle dog, survived for 29 years, making him the oldest dog in history. He passed away in 1939.

Australian Cattle Dog

Dogs With the Shortest Lifespans