Dog Breeds With the Longest Life Expectancy

With an average lifespan of 15-20 years, Chihuahuas are one of the longest living dog breeds. Their tiny size contributes to their longevity.


Athletic Jack Russell Terriers typically live 13-16 years. Their energetic nature keeps them spry into old age.

Jack Russell Terrier

Australian Cattle Dogs often live 12-15 years or more. Their rugged health supports their longevity.

Australian Cattle Dog 

Miniature Schnauzers commonly live 14-16 years. Their small bodies are less prone to issues that affect larger dogs.

Miniature Schnauzer

Shiba Inus have an average lifespan of 13-16 years. Daily exercise and their resilient health help them live long lives.

Shiba Inu

Lhasa Apsos tend to live 12-15 years on average. Their smaller stature lends to their longevity.

Lhasa Apso

Pomeranians often reach 15-18 years old. They are healthy, lively small dogs.


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