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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?