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Dogs with the Longest Lifespans

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Which are the dogs with the longest lifespans?  One of the downsides of dog ownership is that we humans typically outlive our dogs, making this a natural question.  According to pets.webmd.com, the smaller the dog, the longer the lifespan.  The weight factors in more heavily than the height.  Females also tend to live a bit longer.  Below they share interesting research and average lifespans of the most popular breeds.  Dogs with the longest lifespans include Chihuahuas, Maltese, and Miniature Schnauzers.

Nearly 40% of small breed dogs live longer than 10 years, but only 13% of giant breed dogs live that long. The average 50-pound dog will live 10-12 years. But giant breeds such as great Danes or deerhounds are elderly at 6-8 years.

Kimberly Greer, PhD, an assistant professor at the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Indiana University East, co-authored a study that showed that dogs weighing less than 30 pounds lived the longest. The study analyzed data from more than 700 dogs in 77 breeds…

Dog Life Span: How Popular Breeds Stack Up

Here is a list of the American Kennel Club’s 20 most popular dog breeds from 2008 and their average life span, according to The World Atlas of Dog Breeds.

Labrador retriever — 10 to 14 years

Yorkshire terrier — 12 to 15 years

German Shepherd dog — 10 to 14 years

Golden retriever — 10 to 12 years

Beagles — 12 to 14 years

Boxers — 11 to 14 years

Dachshunds — 12 to 14 years

Bulldogs — 10 to 12 years

Poodles — 10 to 15 years

Shih Tzu — 11 to 15 years

Miniature Schnauzers — 15 years or more

Chihuahuas — 15 years or more

Pomeranians — 13 to 15 years

Rottweilers — 10 to 12 years

Pugs — 12 to 15 years

German shorthaired pointers — 12 to 15 years

Boston terriers — about 15 years

Doberman Pinschers — 10 to 12 years

Shetland Sheepdogs — 12 to 14 years

Maltese — 15 years or more

Enjoy the full article here.  In which breeds have you found the dogs with the longest lifespans?  Do you have a story where your pet beat the averages?

7 Responses to Dogs with the Longest Lifespans
  1. andy yocca
    June 15, 2014 | 3:52 pm

    My mini nature dachschund Oscar was 16 in Nov
    2011 when we had to have him put to sleep.

  2. vanesssa
    May 20, 2014 | 1:00 pm

    i loooooooooove your website!!! Mostly because im interested in this kind of stuff.E mail me and keep your website going!! <3 yall rock!

    • vanesssa
      May 20, 2014 | 1:02 pm

      and my dog was 18 yrs old is that old??

  3. Gloria McAllister-Roop
    January 22, 2014 | 10:28 am

    I have a beagle basset mix who is 17 years old!

  4. norm
    September 29, 2013 | 1:46 am

    My family adopted a six week old golden/cocker mix runt in march of 1989 when I was 18. His birthdate was jan 20. On jan 23 of 2010 I buried him with a few of his 100′s of tennis balls. I was 39 then…. The the math is easy, and yes he had a few sips of wine (legally I may add) to help him off to his final nap. What a great pup. “Sparky”

  5. Greg
    March 14, 2013 | 8:40 pm

    My Brittany has just past after 19 1/2 years. The last 3 years were hard as her vision, hearing and house training were in decline. She did not pass due to any one issue, she was just a very old gal. The last 3 years were hard but she gave me 19 1/2 of love and I did her.

  6. Teresa
    January 11, 2013 | 2:43 pm

    My female Jack Russell Terrier died in 2011 just a month shy of 16 and my older male JRT will be 16 in April. She had had a stroke, but my male is in pretty good health, so he may last longer than she did. He still plays like a puppy!

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