5 Popular dog breeds with a longer life span

Dog’s general life span is 10 to 13 years. But there are some popular breeds that can live longer. So, if you are searching for a long-living dog breed, then read the below list.

It hurts a lot when your beloved little furry friend leaves you. Everyone’s life comes to an end eventually. But the prolonged attachment and love don’t allow us to heal that pain quickly. When our pet dog is finally no more, then it takes a lot of time to be accustomed to the situation.

So, it would be better if our little friend can stay with us for a longer period of time. And hence, we have jotted down a list of dog breeds that generally have a longer life-span.

The names of long living dog breeds are as follows:

Yorkshire Terrier

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This dog breed can live for 14 to 16 years on average. And according to studies also, it has been seen that small dog breeds live longer than the larger ones.

 

Poodle

Poodles with curly hair can be small or large. Small ones can live for 14 to 16 years and the larger ones for 11 to 13 years.

 

Maltese

This elegant dog breed can live up to 12 to 15 years. In ancient time, they were worshipped by Egyptians. Even Greek and Roman philosophers also wrote highly about them.

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Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier can live for almost 14 years. Their main features are large attractive eyes.

 

Shih Tzu

This was the favourite dog breed of China’s Ming Dynasty. It can live for almost 14 years. They tend to have skin irritations frequently. Also, this breed is quite vulnerable to dust, sun and wind.

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Comments

Pinkvilla you need to promote Indian/desi dogs. Such articles will only make people buy breed dogs and not encourage them to adopt
So true . These fancy breeds are not so favourable for maintenance and guard. Plus they are expensive to buy!!!
  • 4 months ago
My Jack Russell/Papillon cross, Colleen, lived 19 years. My Dobermann/Whippet (Manchester Terrier type), Beckers, lived 15 years, 11 mths. Both rescue dogs. Sadly missed. Crossbreeds are healthier & less high maintenance than thoroughbreds. Vee
My streetie was a pom cross lived for 15 yrs and 4 months. Indies are the best.
  • 4 months ago
For sure,my vet confirmed that mixed breed( mutts!) live longer than purebreds and usually less health problems. I've been blessed with my shih tzu as she lived to be over 18yrs old with no health issues. All my dogs have lived to be at least 18 but I didn't over vaccinate especially with the 1 to 3 yr protocal they insist on for rabies, instead I had a titer test performed. Their puppy shots are usually plenty especially for small breeds. It's a standard amount same for every dog with enough for up to a 150 pound dog! So if you have a 5 pound chihuahua for instance that one shot is good enough for it's entire life. It's not the vets fault as they are taught to over vaccinate due to big pharma's greed, most aren't even taught about the titer test. Adopt don't shop PLEASE. Too many animals are euthenized yearly in the US and buying from breeders only supports a sad industry. If you're set on a specific breed please be patient as all breeds are brought in so check frequently all pounds in your state, it's well worth the wait and the trip if need be. All animals have unconditional love but adopted ones seem to know they've been saved and show just how grateful they are❣
  • 4 months ago
For sure,my vet confirmed that mixed breed( mutts!) live longer than purebreds and usually less health problems. I've been blessed with my shih tzu as she lived to be over 18yrs old with no health issues. All my dogs have lived to be at least 18 but I didn't over vaccinate especially with the 1 to 3 yr protocal they insist on for rabies, instead I had a titer test performed. Their puppy shots are usually plenty especially for small breeds. It's a standard amount same for every dog with enough for up to a 150 pound dog! So if you have a 5 pound chihuahua for instance that one shot is good enough for it's entire life. It's not the vets fault as they are taught to over vaccinate due to big pharma's greed, most aren't even taught about the titer test. Adopt don't shop PLEASE. Too many animals are euthenized yearly in the US and buying from breeders only supports a sad industry. If you're set on a specific breed please be patient as all breeds are brought in so check frequently all pounds in your state, it's well worth the wait and the trip if need be. All animals have unconditional love but adopted ones seem to know they've been saved and show just how grateful they are❣ll
  • 4 months ago
Promote Indian dog breeds. They have a longer lifespan and are better suited to our environment Carvan hound Mudol hound Kanni Chippari Tangkul hui Rajapalyam Tibetian mastiff Kombai Pandikona Bully kutta Jonangi
Do you have any young Shih-Tzu female's for adoption. I lost mine earlier this year too cancer. l am now ready too give a Shih-Tzu a forever home Regards Diane Spiller.
I know a lovely lady who breeds shih-tzus...she may know of one for adoption
  • 4 months ago
My afghan hounds and Border Terriers all lived between 16 1/2- 17 1/×. I only fed them dried dog food...no junk, and they were all very mobile with good teeth. The kidneys sadly seem to give out..or cancer in oldies...then we have to let them go with dignity
???? Everyone knows that chihuahuas are the breed that lives longer.
as long as smaller breeds live i would never give up my retrievers black lab or holden simply the best dogs
I must agree with the person who mentioned chihuahuas and crossbreeds with chihuahuas being long lived dogs! My first chihuahua is a little girl who turned 17 this past June! If you check, there are usually a lot available for adoption in the rescues.
My chiwawà just pasted awayy hewas 26yrs old that's human yrs andi misshim alot
My Dog, Jake; is half Rottweiler and half Pitt Bull and Celebrated his 16th Birthday on June 13th! I've had him since he was 4 weeks old.
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