20+ Dog Breeds That Have A Short Lifespan

One of the hardest and emotional things in life is to let go of your canine best friend forever. Yes, it is unfortunate that our beloved dog doesn’t have a longer life span like humans. Though most dogs have a 10 year – 13 years lifespan, some dog breeds have a shorter average life span. And here is the list of dog breeds that are known to have a shorter lifespan than most dogs.

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#1 Bulldog


Bulldog is the 5th most popular dog breeds globally known for their friendly, calm, and courageous personality. Their average lifespan is 8 - 10 years.

#2 Flat Coated Retriever

Flat-coated retrievers originated from England and are known for their cheerful, optimistic, and friendly temperament. Their average lifespan is 8 - 10 years.

#3 Borzoi

Borzoi is a large greyhound with a silky coat and long but narrow head. This cute large dog is affectionate, loyal and has an average lifespan of 9 - 14 years.

#4 Cane Corso

Cane Corso is a majestic dog breed that’s affectionate and intelligent. Though they are known as powerful dogs, their average lifespan is 9 - 12 years.

#5 Perro de Presa Canario

This dog breed is known for its confident, calm and strong will characters. The estimated lifespan of this dog breed is 9 - 11 years.

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