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Dog Breeds That Live The Longest

We like longevity dogs because if our favorite dog leaves us for any reason then our heartbreaks. Dogs are not only our pets but also a part of our hearts. So we want our dog to stay healthy with us forever. This is why we look for long-lived dogs and want to know which breed of dog is long-lived?

According to the American Kennel Club, there is a 196 dog breed in the world up to 2020. Not all of them have the same lifespan.

Some breed lives many days and some breed leaves us in a short time. There has a question, What is the average lifespan of a Dog? 

The Average Lifespan of a dog is usually 10 to 13 years. Lifespan depends on some external and some internal factors. The external factor will be, proffer accommodation, proffer nutrition, proffer living environment, etc. On the other hand, the internal factors will be, Genetic problems, health problems, adjustment problems, etc.

When calculating the lifespan of a dog, we see small breeds of dogs tend to live longer than larger dogs in size.

However, if you want a long-lived dog, then this article is for you. Here we will talk about four dog breed that live the longest.

# 01. The Chihuahua


Chihuahua dog

The Chihuahua Dog
(Image Source Pixabay)



When we talk about long-living dogs, the first name that comes up in Chihuahua. Because the Chihuahua is a long-living dog breed.

The Chihuahua is a very popular breed of dog due to its small size. A small-sized dogs are known to be adorable and affectionate to everyone because of its Big personality, top-level intelligence, restless traits, friendliness, variety of coat types, and colors. They are also famous as a watchdog for their agility, curious companions, and loyalty.

Literally, the Chihuahua meaning "arid and sandy place

Although there are differences of opinion about the Chihuahuas' original origin, many people believe they came from Mexico, specifically from Chihuahua. It was captured and domesticated by indigenous people at the time of the Toltec civilization. The strongest argument in favor of this idea is that there is a type of dog that lives in Tula, Mexico, that’s are very similar to a current Chihuahua. 

One of the most highlighted features of Chihuahua is its long life. The average lifespan of Chihuahuas is 15 to 20 years.  Among the dog breeds, Chihuahua lives the longest time.


Chihuahua at a one glance

Origin

Mexico

Coat

Smooth and Long Coat

Shedding

Small amount

Color

White, Black, Fawn, Gray, Chocolate,  and Silver as well as tricolor

Weight

3 to 6 pounds

Temperament

Devoted, Alert, Quick, Courageous, Lively

Children And Other Pets

Friendly

Health Concerns

Major: No Major Health Problem. 
Minor: Patellar Luxation, Hypoglycemia, Heart Murmurs, Pulmonic Stenosis, Collapsed Trachea, Open Fontanel, and Hydrocephalus.

Lifespan

 15 to 20 years


#02. The 6 Russell Terrier


The Jack Russell Terrier
                             
    The Jack Russell Terrier (Image Source Wikimedia Commons)


The Jack Russell Terrier is one of the Long Living dog breeds. The Jack Russell Terrier originated in southern England. It is named after John Russell. in the mid-1800s Person John Russell developed this breed of dog for hunt red foxes. In the 1960s, various Jack Russell Terriers were shipped from The UK to Australia. After 20 years letter, in the year of October 25, 2000, the International Cynological Federation (F.C.I.) definitively and officially recognized the breed of Jack Russell terrier dogs using the standard created in Australia.

Since The Jack Russell Terrier is a hunting dog, the tendency to hunt among them is great, their temperament is intense, and they are always alert. Jack Russell is a lively, independent, brave, curious, very intelligent, and loyal dog. At the same time with proper socialization, they become nicely friendly, fun, and loving.

The average lifespan of the Jack Russell Terrier is 13 to 16 years.

 

The Jack Russell Terrier at a one glance

Origin

Southern England and Develop in Australia.

Coat

Smooth and Broken (Slightly longer)

Shedding

Moderate to High shedding

Color

White, White with Black and Tricolor 

Temperament 

Alert, Quick, Courageous, Lively, Independent and loyal.

Children And Other Pets

Friendly but need Proper socialization and Training

Health Concerns

Major: No Major Health Problem. 
Minor: Patellar Luxation, Glaucoma, Lens Luxation, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Lifespan

 13 to 16 years


#02. The Toy Poodle


The Toy Poodle

The Toy Poodle (Image Source Pixabay) 

If you want a small breed of dog but looking royal, infinitely beautiful, and long-lived dog, then you can choose the Toy poodle. From the 15th century to the present day The poodle is considered exclusively for the luxury of aristocrats and nobles. The poodle is the national dog of France.

which is why many refer to the standard poodle as the "french poodle". Actually, the real development of the poodles began in Germany where they were developed and bred as ducks hunter. In France today the poodle is known as Caniche, which translates to “duck dog”. According to ACC, the word "puddle" comes from the German "pudelin", which means splashing in the water.

Toy poodles are one of the favorite dog breeds of European women for their attractive appearance. According to the American Kennel Club, the Toy poodle dogs are the seventh most popular dog breed. The Toy Poodle is an adorable looking dog and, although small in size, gigantic in elegance and intelligence.

Toy poodles are not only attractive but also a long-lived dog. For this reason, you can easily consider Toy poodles as your pet dog.

According to American Kennel Club (AKC), The average lifespan of the Toy poodles is 10 to 18 years.


The Toy Poodle at a one glance

Origin

Germany

Coat

Puppy, Curly, Corded, Improper, Puppy Clip, English Saddle Clip, Continental clip

Shedding

Minimum.

Color

Apricot, Black, Blue, Brown, Cream, Gray, Red, Silver, Silver beige and White (According to AKC)

Weight

4-6 pounds

Height

No more than 10 inches

Temperament

Lovely, Outgoing, Friendly, Active, Proud and Very smart

Children And Other Pets

Best Dog Breeds for Children

Health Concerns

Major: No Major Health Problem. 
Minor: Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Patella Luxation, von Willebrand’s Disease, Thyroid Problems.

Lifespan

 10 to 18 years




#4 Shih Tzu


Shih Tzu Dog Breed

Shih Tzu Dog (Image Source Needpix)



Shih Taju is one of the most valuable breeds of dogs. The name of the immaculately beautiful Shih Taju dog means lion dog. This breed originally came from China, where it has been revered as one of the most important dogs in Chinese history. From the beginning of this breed, it is most favorite of aristocrats and kings.

The Shih Tzu is one of the long-living dogs, Which you can safely choose as a pet dog. The average lifespan of Shih Tzu is 10 to 18 years (According AKC).


The Toy Poodle at a one glance

Origin

China

Coat

Long

Shedding

Normal

Color

Brown, Chocolate, Liver, Red, Gold, Yellow, black, blue, white

Weight

 9 to 16 pounds

Height

  9 to 10.5 inches

Temperament

Lovely, Friendly, Active, High prey drive, Apartment-friendly, Good for first-time pet owners.

Children And Other Pets

Friendly

Health Concerns

Major: Patellar Luxation. 
Minor: Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Eye Diseases, Thyroid, Kidney, Liver, Allergic Problems.

Lifespan

 10 to 18 years (According AKC)



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