Long-Life Dog Breeds

Love dogs? Want your pet to live a long life? Check out these breeds!

CHIHUAHUA (18+ years)

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Typically, Chihuahuas aren’t prone to most genetic illnesses. They do suffer most from luxating patella (floating kneecap), hypoglycemia and teeth issues — none of these are fatal if addressed properly.

LHASA APSOS (18+ years)

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The oldest Lhasa Apso died at 29 in 1939.

BEAGLES (15+ years)

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The oldest living purebred Beagle was 27 when he died in 2009.

MALTESE (15+ years)

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Maltese are another breed that tend not to suffer from most genetic diseases.

POMERANIAN (15 years)

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The most common health problem to Pomeranians is a luxating patella (floating kneecap).

BOSTON TERRIER (15 years)

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Their flat muzzles can lead to respiratory problems, but more common problems affect their eyes.

POODLES (15 years)

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Both purebred Poodles and Poodle mixes live long lives.

DACHSHUND (14 years)

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According to the Guinness World Records, one of the oldest living dogs was a 21-year-old dachshund that died in 2009.

MINIATURE SCHNAUZER (14 years)

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Mini schnauzers make use of their long lives, they retain much of their puppy “spirit” well into their senior years.

PUGS (12 to 15 years)

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Prone to overheating and respiratory illnesses (they do have flat faces), but few genetic disorders.

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