When you bring a dog into your life, one of the first things you want to know is how long he or she will be around. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question. Dog breeds and lifespan can vary by dog living conditions, and even within a breed, individual dogs may have shorter or longer lifespans. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most common dog breeds and their average lifespan. We will also discuss factors that can shorten or lengthen a dog’s life expectancy.

Dog Breeds and Lifespan: How Long Will My Dog Live?
Dog Breeds and Lifespan: How Long Will My Dog Live?

Which breed of dog lives the longest?

The average life span of a dog is approximately 12 years. However, this figure varies based on the size, breed, and general health of the animal. Smaller breeds tend to live longer than larger ones.
5 Dogs with the highest Lifespan
New Guinea Singing Dog (18 Years)
Chihuahua (17 Years)
Toy Poodle (16 years)
Jack Russell Terrier (16 Years)
Cockapoo (16 Years)

Longest Lived Dog in the world

Longest Lived Dog in the world

The longest-lived dog on record was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey who lived 29 years and five months!

Which dog has the least life span?

The dog with the shortest life expectancy is the French Mastiff which only lives for about six to eight years. The next shortest-lived dog is the Great Dane which averages about seven to ten years.

10 dogs that have the shortest lifespan

  • French Mastiff 5-8 Years
  • Great Dane. 6-8 Years
  • Bernese Mountain Dog. 6-8 Years
  • Irish Wolfhound. 6-10 Years
  • Neapolitan Mastiff. 7-9 Years
  • Leonberger. 8-9 Years
  • Newfoundland. 8-10 Years
  • Saint Bernard. 8-10 Years
  • Scottish Deerhound. 8-10 Years
  • Bloodhound. 9-11 Years

Can a dog live 20 years?

The oldest recorded dog breed was an Australian Cattle Dog

The oldest recorded dog was an Australian Cattle Dog named Bluey who lived from 1910 to 1979. That’s 29 years and five months! The second oldest dog was an American Foxhound named Belle, who died at 27 years old in 1995.

However, these dogs are outliers. The vast majority of dogs live much shorter lives. Small breeds tend to have longer lifespans than large breeds; the average lifespan of a small breed dog is 14 years, while the average lifespan of a large breed dog is only eight years.

Certain individual breeds also have predispositions toward longevity; for example, toy poodles typically live between 12 and 15 years, while Great Danes only live between six and eight years on average.

So, if you’re thinking of getting a dog, it’s important to research the average lifespan of the breed (or breeds) you’re interested in. That way, you can be prepared for the inevitable heartbreak that comes with outliving your furry friend.

How to take care of a dog to live a long lifespan?

The first step to taking care of your dog and giving them a long lifespan is to get routine check-ups and vaccinations. These will help prevent any major health problems down the road and keep your dog healthy overall.

Secondly, feeding your dog a nutritious diet will also help them live a long life. There are many different types of food available for dogs, so speak with your veterinarian about what kind of food is best for your pup.

And lastly, exercise is important for all creatures, including dogs! Make sure to give your dog enough time to run around and play every day.

While it’s impossible to know exactly how long your individual dog will live, there are some things you can do to help your furry friend enjoy a long and healthy life.

Here are a few tips:

By following these simple tips, you can help your dog live a long and happy life! Do you have any other suggestions? Share them in the comments below!

Dog Breeds and Lifespan

*These are estimates, the lifespan completely depends on the living conditions of a dog

BREED NAMEAVERAGE LIFESPAN
Affenpinscher12-14
Afghan Hound12-14
African Boerboels9-11
Airedale Terrier10-13
Akbash10-11
Akita10-13
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs13
Alaskan Klee Kai14
Alaskan Malamute10-13
American Bulldog12-14
American Eskimo Dog12-14
American Foxhound10-13
American Staffordshire Terrier12-14
American Water Spaniel10-12
Anatolian Shepherd Dog10-13
Australian Cattle Dog10-13
Australian Kelpie12
Australian Shepherd12-15
Australian Silky Terrier11-14
Australian Terrier12-14
Basenji12-14
Basset Hound11-14
Beagle12-14
Bearded Collie12-14
Beauceron10-12
Bedlington Terrier12-14
Belgian Malinois10-12
Belgian Shepherd Dog10-12
Belgian Tervuren10-12
Bernese Mountain Dog6-9
Bichon Frise12-15
Black and Tan Coonhound10-12
Black Russian Terrier10-11
Bloodhound10-12
Border Collie10-14
Border Terrier12-15
Borzoi10-12
Boston Terrier14
Bouvier des Flandres10-12
Boxer8-10
Briard10-12
Brittany12-13
Brussels Griffon12-15
Bull Terrier11-14
Bullmastiff8-10
Cairn Terrier12-14
Canaan Dog12-13
Cane Corso11
Cardigan Welsh Corgi12-14
Carolina Dog13
Catahoula Leopard Dogs12
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel9-14
Central Asian Ovtcharkas12
Cesky Terrier14
Chesapeake Bay Retriever10-13
Chihuahua14-18
Chinese Crested13-15
Chinese Foo11
Chinese Shar-Pei8-10
Chipoo14
Chow Chow8-12
Clumber Spaniel10-12
Cocker Spaniel12-15
Cockapoo14-18
Collie8-12
Coton De Tulears15
Curly-Coated Retriever8-12
Dachshund12-14
Dalmatian12-14
Dandie Dinmont Terrier11-13
Doberman Pinscher10-12
Dogue de Bordeaux5-7
English Bulldogs8-12
English Cocker Spaniels12-14
English Foxhound10-13
English Setter10-12
English Shepherd15
English Springer Spaniel10-14
English Toy Spaniel10-12
Estrela Mountain Dogs11
Field Spaniel12-14
Fila Brasileiros10
Finnish Spitz12-14
Flat-Coated Retriever10-13
Fox Terrier (Smooth)10-13
Fox Terrier (Wire)10-13
French Bulldog9-11
German Pinscher12-15
German Shepherd 10-12
German Shorthaired Pointer12-14
German Wirehaired Pointer12-14
Giant Schnauzer10-12
Glen of Imaal Terrier10-14
Golden Retriever10-13
Goldendoodle14
Gordon Setter10-12
Great Dane7-10
Great Pyrenees10-12
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog10-12
Greyhound10-13
Harrier12-14
Havanese12-14
Hungarian Vizsla10-14
Ibizan Hound12-14
Irish Setter12-14
Irish Terrier12-15
Irish Water Spaniel10-13
Irish Wolfhound5-7
Italian Greyhound12-15
Jack Russell Terrier13
Japanese Chin12-14
Keeshond12-14
Kerry Blue Terrier12-15
Komondor10-12
Kooikerhondje13
Kuvasz9-12
Labradoodle13
Labrador Retriever10-12
Laekenois12
Lakeland Terrier12-16
Lancashire Heeler14
Lhasa Apso12-14
Löwchen13-15
Maltese12-14
Maltipoo13
Manchester Terrier15-16
Maremma Sheepdog12
Mastiff9-11
Miniature Bull Terrier11-14
Miniature Pinscher12-14
Miniature Poodle12-14
Miniature Schnauzer12-14
Neapolitan Mastiff8-10
Newfoundland8-10
Norfolk Terrier13-15
Norwegian Buhunds11-13
Norwegian Elkhound10-12
Norwich Terrier13-15
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever11-13
Old English Sheepdog10-12
Otterhound10-13
Papillon12-15
Parson Russell Terrier13-15
Peekapoo13
Pekingese12-15
Pembroke Welsh Corgi11-13
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen11-14
Pharaoh Hound11-14
Pit Bull12-14
Plott11-13
Pointer11-15
Polish Lowland Sheepdog10-14
Pomapoo13
Pomeranian12-16
Poodle (Standard)12-15
Portuguese Water Dog10-14
Pug12-15
Puli10-15
Rat Terrier16
Redbone Coonhound11
Rhodesian Ridgeback10-12
Rottweiler8-11
Saint Bernard8-10
Saluki12-14
Samoyed10-12
Schipperke13-15
Schnoodle13
Scottish Deerhound7-9
Scottish Terrier11-13
Sealyham Terrier11-13
Shetland Sheepdog12-14
Shiba Inu12-15
Shih Tzu11-14
Siberian Husky11-13
Silky Terrier11-14
Skye Terrier12-14
Snorkie12
Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier12-14
Spinone Italiano12-14
Staffordshire Bull Terrier12-14
Standard Schnauzer12-14
Sussex Spaniel11-13
Swedish Vallhund13
Thai Ridgeback12
Tibetan Mastiff11-14
Tibetan Spaniel14
Tibetan Terrier12-15
Toy Fox Terrier13-14
Toy Manchester Terrier14-16
Toy Poodle12-14
Treeing Walker Coonhound12-13
Vizsla10-14
Weimaraner10-13
Welsh Springer Spaniel12-15
Welsh Terrier12-14
West Highland White Terrier12-14
Whippet12-15
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon12-14
Xoloitzcuintle13
Yorkie-Poo14
Yorkshire Terrier14-16
Dog breeds and their estimated lifespan

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