Top 5 longest living dog breeds
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Top 5 longest living dog breeds

One important factor of a dog’s life expectancy is its breed. From double digits up through their 20’s, these are the breeds known to live the longest.


The longest living breed comes in small packages. They need little exercise and live on average up to 17 years. Learn more about Chihuahuas.


With an average lifespan of 15 years, they stay puppies at heart. Females tend to live one year longer than males. Learn more about Malteses.

Lhasa Apsos

Their general lifespan is from 12 to 14 years. The oldest one passed away in 1939 at the age of 29. Learn more about Lhasa Apsos.


With a healthy lifestyle, they live on average to 15 years. The oldest living Beagle, Butch, lived until he was 27 in 2003. Learn more about Beagles.


With a history of good genes, they stay healthy throughout their lives. They’ll live up to 16 years with plenty of stimulation and daily walks. Learn more about Pomeranians.

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