What Dog Breed Lives the Longest ?

People often believe that the breed of a dog can tell you how long it will live. However, this is not always true as there are many other factors such as genetics and environment which also affect the life expectancy of a dog. There is no certain way to know exactly how long your pet might live but we do know some breeds have better chances than others for living longer lives. The following article takes an in-depth look at various dog breeds and their expected life span so you can make an informed decision when choosing your next canine companion.

Maltese Dog – 10-14 years on average

French Bulldog – 8-10 years on average

Pekingese – 12-16 years on average

Labrador Retriever – 10-12 years on average

Poodle – 10-15 years on average

German Shepherd – 9-13 years on average

Golden Retriever – 11-14 years on average

Bulldog – 8-10 years on average

Doberman Pinscher – 9-12 years on average

Siberian Husky – 12-15 years on average

Yorkshire Terrier – 13-16 years on average

Shih Tzu – 15+ (maximum life expectancy of 18)

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