Lifespan in dogs varies based on size, breed, and lifestyle. Smaller breeds generally live longer, with some reaching their late teens or early 20s.
Chihuahuas, the smallest breed, are known for their long lives. Despite their size, they are hardy and generally healthy, living 14-16 years.
Shih Tzus are known for their long lives, reaching up to 18 years. However, their brachycephalic faces can cause health concerns like breathing issues.
Yorkshire Terriers are small but bold, with a lifespan of 11-15 years. They are generally healthy but can develop issues like patellar luxation.
Bichon Frise can live well into their teens. Despite their long lifespan, they can develop conditions like diabetes mellitus and cataracts.
Shiba Inus are known for their long lives, reaching 13-16 years. They are generally healthy but can often suffer from skin and ear allergies.
Australian Cattle Dogs, a medium-sized breed, have an impressive lifespan of 12-16 years. They are hardy but can develop progressive retinal atrophy and hip dysplasia.