Statistically speaking, most of the dog breeds live from 10 to 13 years. Some owners are lucky and their dogs live even longer, so it's not rare to hear that some dogs lived more than 15 years. The longest-living dog died in 1939 at the age of 29. All the dog lovers among us would like their best friends to live longer so that we could spend more time together, but let's see which breeds have the potential to reach old age.
It is believed that their life span depends on their size. The smallest are the longest-living ones. The average span is 15 to 20 years. During this time Chihuahuas will give their owners many shared adventures and unforgettable moments. This year in January, a 21-year-old Chihuahua died who has previously been the oldest in the world.
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2. Yorkshire Terrier
Owners of Yorkshire Terriers are lucky because their average life span is from 17 to 20 years, and there are case of even longer ones. So, it is two decades of the greatest love and friendship.
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Cute dogs that look like soft/stuffed toys can also live up to 14 years. It is also known by the cutest dog of couple of years ago. The oldest one was named Coty and it passed away at the age of 21.
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The oldest one of this breed was a female Chanel who lived for 21 years. The experts say they can live from 12 to 14 years (tops) long.
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5. Toy poodle
This poodle really looks like a toy and it's completely different from other, bigger poodles. They are very smart and long-living – they can live up to 15 years of age, and the oldest toy poodle died at the age of 20.
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As the name suggests, they come from Malta and have the same average life span as Beagles and Pugs. The breed itself is very old. They are small, cute and incredibly playful and very popular nowadays.
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7. Lhasa apso
Dogs of this breed live from 15 to 18 years long. Originating from Tibet, Lhasa apso is considered one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. It was most commonly bred as a sacred animal in lama temples. The oldest one known died at age of 29!
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8. Pug dog
Pug is certainly one of the most popular breeds of today. Their average life span is the same as Beagle's, but the interesting thing is related to their behavior. When they get very old and their body starts to give away, they have very strong character. So, they live their good old days not letting you help them with anything (which reminds of some people).
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These dogs are considered to be a great company for kids because they're active and obeying. They also live from 12 to 15 years in average, and the world's longest living one died at the age of 29!
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10. Miniature Schnauzer
They live in average from 12 to 15 years. They are very fast, energetic and dexterous, so the most of the dogs of this breed is very active, even at very old age. The oldest one known was called Findel.
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