Longest Living Dog Breeds


One of the dog breeds with the longest lifespans is the chihuahua. Many people live over the age of 15, and occasionally someone even lives for 18 to 20 years.


It's usual to come across dachshunds that are over 15 years old. As the oldest dachshund still alive, Chanel earned a Guinness World Record. She passed away in 2009 at the age of 21.

Toy Poodle

Toy poodles typically live to be 16 to 18 years old. However, the breed is also prone to severe dental disease, eye ailments, and orthopaedic issues.

Jack Russell Terrier

The lifespan of a Jack Russell terrier is up to 16 years. Willie, who turned 20 in 2014, held the title of oldest Jack Russell in Guinness World Records.

Shih Tzu

Shih tzus are amiable and adaptable dogs that typically live to be 14 years old or more. These dogs need frequent fun and brief walks because they were bred to be friends.


The Maltese is a normally extremely healthy tiny breed with a lifespan of up to 15 years.

Yorkshire Terrier

If given the proper care over their lifespan, which may include yearly dental cleanings from a veterinarian, it is not unusual for a Yorkie to live to 13 to 15 years.


These canines may act as a little guard dog because they are typically incredibly devoted to their families. Despite their tendency to be feisty, with persistent training, they can become wonderful family pets that live for up to 14 to 16 years.

Shiba Inu

The shiba inu has a lengthy lifetime for a medium-sized breed, living up to 14 to 16 years of age. These canines are not for everyone because they have a tendency to be quite independent and distant.

Australian Cattle Dog

Compared to other dogs its size, the Australian cattle dog, also called the blue heeler, has a lengthy lifespan. Australian cow dog named Bluey, who survived 29 years till 1939, was the oldest dog ever.


The beagle, which can live up to 15 years, was bred to hunt alongside humans in packs.

Want More
Like This?