What breed of dog lives the longest?

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asked Jul 5 in Dogs by Rustyshackleton (1,350 points)
What breed of dog lives the longest?

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answered Jul 7 by Blesstedtogo (2,250 points)
The breed of dog that lives the longest is the Yorkshire Terrier.

A Yorkshire Terrier can live as long as 20 years in some cases.

Yorkshire terriers, Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, Toy Poodles and Lhasa Apsos are the breeds who typically live the longest with these averaging a lifespan of up to 20 years.

This is much higher than the average lifespan of a dog which is between 10 and 13 years.

Small dog breeds will live the longest life compared to larger dog breeds.

With small dog breeds they typically live from 15 to 20 years while larger dog breeds might only live as long as 8 to 12 years.

So if you want to have a longer living dog breed then you should go for the small dog breed such as the little Toy Poodle or Chihuahua who can live from 16 to 20 years and sometimes a bit longer.

The large dog breed Australian Shepherd is one of the large dog breeds that has a 15 to 16 year lifespan which is a pretty good lifespan for the larger dogs.

A yellow lab dog lives from 12 to 14 years on average so that makes them a pretty long lived dog.

Small Dog Breeds such as the Pug, Poodle, Chihuahua etc are some of the longest living dog breeds.

I've heard of a large dog that lived 20 years but that is rare.

Most large dog breeds live only 8 to 12 years while small dog breeds typically live for 15 to 20 years depending on the breed of dog.

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