35 Longest Living Dog Breeds

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Anyone who owns a dog never wants to think about losing them. Dogs can live anywhere from 8 to 13 years. Unfortunately, it’s a sad truth that when we first adopt a dog, we will eventually have to say goodbye.

You can delay saying that final goodbye when you adopt one of these breeds that live the longest.

Dachshund

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These little hot dog looking pups can live up to 20 years old! However, they do suffer from back problems as they grow older and may gain a lot of weight.

Chihuahua

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The tiny Chihuahua can live anywhere from 15 to 18 years old. They stay very small throughout their life and weigh between 3 and 5 pounds on average.

Toy Poodle

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They look just like a regular poodle, but much smaller. Their lifespan is from 15 to 20 years. They do require a lot of maintenance, especially when it comes to grooming and exercising.

Beagle

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Beagles are known as superior hunting dogs and are extremely smart. They can live up to 17 years old and typically only weight 25 pounds.

Lhasa Apso

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These beautiful dogs can live to be 20 years old. They do require a lot of grooming, especially because they can suffer from skin problems as they get older if their fur isn’t maintained.

Pomeranian

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Pomeranians can live to be 16 years old. They are tiny fluff balls just full of personality. They also stay under 10 pounds on average.

Australian Shepherd

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Australian Shepherds are known for their herding skills and ice blue eyes. They can live to be 15 years old and are very loyal to their owners.

Cockapoo

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Cockapoos are energetic, adorable, and very intelligent. You can enjoy this breed for 18 years. They do need a lot of attention though because they suffer from separation anxiety.

Jack Russell Terrier

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These small energetic dogs can live to be 15 years old. As they get older, they may have some complications with their eyes and ears, though.

Shih Tzu

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The gorgeous Shih Tzu looks almost like a teddy bear. They can live to be 20 years old and will cuddle with you for all that time.

Welsh Corgi

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The Queen of England’s favorite dog can live to be 17 years old. They are energetic and love to cuddle with their owners. It’s also pretty funny to watch them walk or swim with their short legs.

Maltese

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The longhaired Maltese can live to be 15 years old. While their health problems are minimal, they may develop some dental issues.

Yorkshire Terrier

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These cute dogs can live to be 20 years old! They are full of energy and love a change of scenery, which is great for people who travel a lot and love to bring their pup along.

Pugs

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How could you not love this squished little face? Pugs can live to be 15 years old. Their favorite place to be is on someone’s lap. They are prone to seizures and encephalitis, though.

Collie

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Collies are one of the most beautiful dogs out there. They live for 16 to 20 years. They have great herding skills and are a great family dog.

Miniature Schnauzer

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A Miniature Schnauzer is a great pet if you are looking for a dog to cuddle with all the time. Their lifespan is typically 14 years, but they are known to develop pancreatitis.

Australian Cattle Dog

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Australian Cattle dogs need a lot of space to run around and exert their energy in. Their lifespan is 12 to 15 years. They are medium sized dogs and typically grow to be about 30 pounds.

Boykin Spaniel

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Boykin Spaniels are full of energy and it never gets old to see their big ears flop around while they play. They can live to be anywhere between 15 and 17 years old.

Portuguese Podengo

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The Portuguese Podengo are little dogs with a lot of energy. They are known for their hunting skills and brown and white coat. They can live for to be 15 years old.

Chinese Cresteds

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While they may not be considered adorable by everyone, they do live to be pretty old. Their lifespan is typically from 13 to 15 years. However, they can suffer from dental problems and skin allergies.

Shiba Inu

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The Shiba Inu has been a domesticated dog for hundreds of years. They were originally used for hunting, but today make great house pets. They can live to be 12 to 15 years old.

Coton De Tulears

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The national dog of Madagascar can live to be 16 years old. However, they can experience eye and hip problems throughout their life.

Toy Manchester Terrier

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These small pups make a great family pet and can live to be 16 years old. They are bursting with energy and show great loyalty.

Siberian Husky

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This gorgeous and elegant dog can live to 15 years old. They are great with kids and don’t mind the cold weather.

Papillon

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The small Papillon can live to be 17 years old. Even though they are small, they require a lot of exercise and grooming.

Italian Greyhound

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If you want a dog that loves to run, the Italian Greyhound is the right one for you. They can live to 15 years old, which means you have an energetic exercise partner for over a decade.

Bergamasco

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The Bergamasco is known for its unique appearance and the fact that they require a lot of grooming. They can live to be 15 years old, but can suffer from skin and hair problems.

English Springer Spaniel

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Traditionally a hunting dog, the English Springer Spaniel is great with kids and require a lot of exercise. They can live to be 14 years old.

German Pinscher

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The German Pinscher was used to hunt for rodents hundreds of years ago. They are very intelligent and easy to train. They can live to be up to 14 years old.

New Guinea Singing Dog

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While it isn’t necessarily recommended to have this breed as a pet, they can live to be up to 20 years old. They are called singing dogs because of their howling and the pitch changes in their bark.

Golden Retriever

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A great family dog, the Golden Retriever can live to be 20 years old, which means more time with the family pet. They can suffer from hip dysplasia, though.

Poodle

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Poodles are known as very intelligent dogs that are easy to train. Their lifespan is 12 to 15 years. However, they can suffer from skin and hip problems.

Labrador Retriever

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Another great family dog is a Labrador Retriever. They have a lot of energy and are great with kids. They can live to be 13 years old.

Bulldog

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Bulldogs can live to be 13 years old, scrunched face and all. They may need to follow a strict diet and can experience breathing problems.

Boston Terrier

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Boston Terriers are fantastic family dogs and are full of energy. Typically, they live to be 13 to 15 years old.