Dog Breeds With the Longest Lifespans

Feisty Chihuahuas often exceed 15 years. Their tiny size predisposes them to longevity. Proper dental care is important.


Lhasa Apsos often live to 15-20 years. These sturdy small dogs have few genetic illnesses. Exercise and diet are key.

Lhasa Apso

Vivacious Pomeranians typically live 12-16 years. Keeping them lean and active contributes to their long lifespan.


Tough Australian Cattle Dogs usually live 12-15 years. They stay active and fit well into old age.

Australian Cattle Dog 

Athletic Siberian Huskies often reach 12-14 years. Daily exercise keeps them thriving into their senior years.

Siberian Husky

Alaskan Malamutes commonly live 12+ years, very old for large dogs. Their resilience helps them avoid illness.

Alaskan Malamute

Intelligent German Shepherds typically live 10-14 years. Proper training and socialization prevent behavior issues.

German Shepherd

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