Love dogs? Want your pet to live a long life? Check out these breeds!
CHIHUAHUA (18+ years)
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)
The oldest Lhasa Apso died at 29 in 1939.
BEAGLES (15+ years)
The oldest living purebred Beagle was 27 when he died in 2009.
MALTESE (15+ years)
Maltese are another breed that tend not to suffer from most genetic diseases.
POMERANIAN (15 years)
The most common health problem to Pomeranians is a luxating patella (floating kneecap).
BOSTON TERRIER (15 years)
Their flat muzzles can lead to respiratory problems, but more common problems affect their eyes.
POODLES (15 years)
Both purebred Poodles and Poodle mixes live long lives.
DACHSHUND (14 years)
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)
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)
Prone to overheating and respiratory illnesses (they do have flat faces), but few genetic disorders.