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Average Dog Lifespan – How Long Do Dogs Live?

How long do dogs live?

Having a dog in your life is the greatest joy and would fill your life with love and affection. The small paws imprint countless smiles, unconditional love, and friendship in one’s life.

Although having a dog as a pet might come with some drawbacks, but at the end of the day, you’ll find yourself with a real companionship.

Keeping in mind the undeniable love and affection between the dogs and their owners, the question becomes inevitable as how long do dogs live?

Well, we cannot say exactly as when you have to wave goodbye to your loving pet. But here in this writing output, we have gathered some factors that might affect their health and well-being.

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What is the Average Lifespan of Dogs?

On average, the dogs can live up to 11-12 years. According to the search results of the study conducted with 15,000 dogs, only 20% of them live beyond 14th birthday, while 10% of them make it 15 years.

However, the difference in breeds, structures, environment, and sizes cast a significant impact on how long your pet is going to live.

Factors Affecting Dogs Lifespan:

Want to ensure your pup lives a long and healthy life? Then here are some of the crucial factors that affect your dog lifespan.

Proper Care:

A pup receiving proper care, nutrition, and exercise routine tends to live much longer than the other dogs of the same breed.

Along with proper diet and care, it is essential to visit a veterinarian once in a while with your furry friend.

Size of Dog:

According to scientific research, larger dogs live less than smaller ones.

Take into consideration the Jack Russell Terrier and Irish Wolfhound. Both are 15 lbs and 115 lbs, respectively. But the former tend to live up to 13-16 years, but the latter live only for seven years.

Breeding Methods:

What breeding method do you adopt for your canine, can also impact your pup lifespan.

Inbreeding impose more genetically transferred disease while in cross-breeding, this risk reduces to a significant level.

As compared to the pure breed, the mix breed pups are more likely to have longer lifespans.

Neutering or Spaying the Dogs:

Your dog might live a little longer; he gets spayed or neutered at a young age.

Although there is no research proof, imagine how convenient it would be for your pup to live a healthy life without worrying about the litter of puppies?

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Who is the Longest Living Dog Breed?

They are excited to know which dog breed lives the most? Well, its Chihuahuas have the most extended lifespan among all dog breeds. They have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years.

Along with Chihuahuas, an Australian Cow dog is also famous for its most extended lifespans.

According to records, some of the Australian Cow Dogs live more than 20 years. The longest living dog was recorded to be lived for 29 years, 5 months, and 3 days.

How Long Do Dogs Live? 200+ Dog Breeds

The list below displays the average lifespans (in years) of 200+ dog breeds of this world:

A

  • Affenpinscher – 12-14
  • Afghan Hound – 12-14
  • African Boerboels – 9-11
  • Airedale Terrier – 10-13
  • Akbash – 10-11
  • Akita – 10-13
  • Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs – 13
  • Alaskan Klee Kai – 14
  • Alaskan Malamute – 10-13
  • American Bulldog – 12-14
  • American Eskimo Dog – 12-14
  • American Foxhound – 10-13
  • American Staffordshire Terrier – 12-14
  • American Water Spaniel – 10-12
  • Anatolian Shepherd Dog – 10-13
  • Australian Cattle Dog – 10-13
  • Australian Kelpie – 12
  • Australian Shepherd – 12-18
  • Australian Silky Terrier – 11-14
  • Australian Terrier – 12-14

B

  • Basenji – 12-14
  • Basset Hound – 11-14
  • Beagle – 12-15
  • Bearded Collie – 12-14
  • Beauceron – 10-12
  • Bedlington Terrier – 12-14
  • Belgian Malinois – 10-12
  • Belgian Shepherd Dog – 10-12
  • Belgian Tervuren – 10-12
  • Bernese Mountain Dog – 6-8
  • Bichon Frise – 12-15
  • Black Russian Terrier – 10-11
  • Black and Tan Coonhound – 10-12
  • Bloodhound – 9-11
  • Border Collie – 10-14
  • Border Terrier – 12-15
  • Borzoi – 10-12
  • Boston Terrier – 11-15
  • Bouvier des Flandres – 10-12
  • Boxer – 9-10
  • Briard – 10-12
  • Brittany – 12-13
  • Brussels Griffon – 12-15
  • Bull Terrier – 11-14
  • Bulldog – 8-12
  • Bullmastiff – 8-10

C

  • Cairn Terrier – 12-14
  • Canaan Dog – 12-13
  • Cane Corso – 11
  • Cardigan Welsh Corgi – 12-14
  • Carolina Dog – 13
  • Catahoula Leopard Dogs – 12
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – 9-14
  • Central Asian Ovtcharkas – 12
  • Cesky Terrier – 14
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever – 10-13
  • Chihuahua – 14-18
  • Chinese Crested – 13-15
  • Chinese Foo – 11
  • Chinese Shar-Pei – 8-10
  • Chipoo – 14
  • Chow Chow – 8-12
  • Clumber Spaniel – 10-12
  • Cockapoo – 14-18
  • Cocker Spaniel – 12-15
  • Collie – 8-12
  • Coton De Tulears – 15
  • Curly-Coated Retriever – 8-12

D

  • Dachshund – 13-15
  • Dalmatian – 12-14
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier – 11-13
  • Doberman Pinscher – 10-13
  • Dogue de Bordeaux – 5-7

E

  • English Bulldogs – 8-12
  • English Cocker Spaniels – 12-14
  • English Foxhound – 10-13
  • English Setter – 10-12
  • English Shepherd – 15
  • English Springer Spaniel – 10-14
  • English Toy Spaniel – 10-12
  • Estrela Mountain Dogs – 11

F

  • Field Spaniel – 12-14
  • Fila Brasileiros – 10
  • Finnish Spitz – 12-14
  • Flat-Coated Retriever – 10-13
  • Fox Terrier (Smooth/Wire) – 10-13
  • French Bulldog – 8-10
  • French Mastiff – 5-8

G

  • German Pinscher – 12-15
  • German Shepherd – 11
  • German Shorthaired Pointer – 12-14
  • German Wirehaired Pointer – 12-14
  • Giant Schnauzer – 10-12
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier – 10-14
  • Golden Retriever – 11
  • Goldendoodle – 14
  • Gordon Setter – 10-12
  • Great Dane – 6-8
  • Great Pyrenees – 10-12
  • Greater Swiss Mountain Dog – 10-12
  • Greyhound – 10-13

H

  • Harrier – 12-14
  • Havanese – 14-16
  • Hungarian Vizsla – 10-14

I

  • Ibizan Hound – 12-14
  • Irish Setter – 12-14
  • Irish Terrier – 12-15
  • Irish Water Spaniel – 10-13
  • Irish Wolfhound – 6-10
  • Italian Greyhound – 12-15

J

  • Jack Russell Terrier – 13
  • Japanese Chin – 12-14

K

  • Keeshond – 12-14
  • Kerry Blue Terrier – 12-15
  • Komondor – 10-12
  • Kooikerhondje – 13
  • Kuvasz – 9-12

L

  • Labradoodle – 13
  • Labrador Retriever – 11
  • Laekenois – 12
  • Lakeland Terrier – 12-16
  • Lancashire Heeler – 14
  • Leonberger – 8-9
  • Lhasa Apso – 12-14
  • Löwchen – 13-15

M

  • Maltese – 12-14
  • Maltipoo – 13
  • Manchester Terrier – 15-16
  • Maremma Sheepdog – 12
  • Mastiff – 9-11
  • Miniature Bull Terrier – 11-14
  • Miniature Pinscher – 12-14
  • Miniature Poodle – 12-14
  • Miniature Schnauzer – 12-14

N

  • Neapolitan Mastiff – 7-9
  • Newfoundland – 8-10
  • Norfolk Terrier – 13-15
  • Norwegian Buhunds – 11-13
  • Norwegian Elkhound – 10-12
  • Norwich Terrier – 13-15
  • Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever – 11-13

O

  • Old English Sheepdog – 10-12
  • Otterhound – 10-13

P

  • Papillon – 12-15
  • Parson Russell Terrier – 13-15
  • Peekapoo – 13
  • Pekingese – 12-15
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi – 12-15
  • Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen – 11-14
  • Pharaoh Hound – 11-14
  • Pit Bull – 12-14
  • Plott – 11-13
  • Pointer – 11-15
  • Polish Lowland Sheepdog – 10-14
  • Pomapoo – 13
  • Pomeranian – 14
  • Poodle (Standard) – 12-15
  • Portuguese Water Dog – 10-14
  • Pug – 12-15
  • Puli – 10-15

R

  • Rat Terrier – 16
  • Redbone Coonhound – 11
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback – 10-12
  • Rottweiler – 9

S

  • Saint Bernard – 8-10
  • Saluki – 12-14
  • Samoyed – 10-12
  • Schipperke – 13-15
  • Schnoodle – 13
  • Scottish Deerhound – 8-10
  • Scottish Terrier – 11-13
  • Sealyham Terrier – 11-13
  • Shetland Sheepdog – 12-13
  • Shiba Inu – 12-15
  • Shih Tzu – 12-16
  • Siberian Husky – 12-15
  • Silky Terrier – 11-14
  • Skye Terrier – 12-14
  • Snorkie – 12
  • Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier – 12-14
  • Spinone Italiano – 12-14
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier – 12-14
  • Standard Schnauzer – 12-14
  • Sussex Spaniel – 11-13
  • Swedish Vallhund – 13

T

  • Thai Ridgeback – 12
  • Tibetan Mastiff – 11-14
  • Tibetan Spaniel – 14
  • Tibetan Terrier – 12-15
  • Toy Fox Terrier – 13-14
  • Toy Manchester Terrier – 14-16
  • Toy Poodle – 12-14
  • Treeing Walker Coonhound – 12-13

V

  • Vizsla – 10-14

W

  • Weimaraner – 10-13
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel – 12-15
  • Welsh Terrier – 12-14
  • West Highland White Terrier – 12-14
  • Whippet – 12-15
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon – 12-14

X

  • Xoloitzcuintle – 13

Y

  • Yorkie-Poo – 14
  • Yorkshire Terrier – 13 (possibly up to 20 years)

In the end, all we want to say is that it does not entirely depend on which breed lives the longest. But on the circumstances, care, nutrition, environment, and love which they get.

We hope a long healthy life for your beloved canine!

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