Unfortunately, while good quality nutrition and regular exercise can prolong any dog’s life, dogs don’t live as long as humans. The average lifespan of a dog is between 10 and 13 years. Some breeds of dogs are estimated to live much longer.
To determine the dog breeds with the longest life expectancy, 24/7 Tempo reviewed the life expectancy of nearly 300 dog breeds listed by the American Kennel Club.
In general, small breeds live longer. Larger dogs age faster as they actually grow much faster. This increases the risk of abnormal tissue developmentlopments like certain types of cancer and age-related diseases like arthritis.
Size is just one factor in choosing the right breed for a family. Small, medium, and large dogs are incredibly popular pets in the U.S. Approximately 85 million American households have pets, and more than 63 million of them have a dog – and that’s how long America’s favorite dog breeds usually live.
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To identify the longest-lived dog breeds in the United States, Tempo reviewed information on each of the 282 dog breeds currently listed by the American Kennel Club, the nation’s registry of purebred dogs, 24/7. The life expectancy of the breeds is listed in a section. We have only considered dog breeds whose life expectancy is at least 13 years. Information on popularity, height, weight, and breed category also came from the AKC.