Top 10 Longest Living Dog Breeds

Long-lived breed, 15+ yrs. Exercise, mental stimulation needed. Prone to heart, dental, eye issues. Generally healthy.


Dachshunds: 15+ yrs, health issues incl. back problems, dental disease.


Sassy, intelligent, family pets. Need mental stimulation. Lifespan: 16-18 yrs. Prone to orthopedic, eye, dental issues.

Toy Poodle

Guinness record: oldest at 20. Energetic working breed, may live up to 16 years.

Jack Russell Terrier

Friendly, adaptable companions. Daily walks, grooming. Prone to orthopedic, dental, skin, eye issues. Life expectancy: 14+ years.

Shih Tzu

Healthy small breed, 15-year lifespan. Needs companionship, training to prevent separation anxiety. Prone to dental issues.


Intelligent toy breed, not just lap dogs. Loyal, vocal, protective. Lifespan 13-15 years with proper care, incl. dental check-ups.

Yorkshire Terrier

Friendly, bossy, loyal mini guard dogs. Trainable, live 14-16 years. Health concerns: heart disease, tracheal collapse, knee, dental problems.


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