18 Dog Breeds that have a Longer Lifespan than Other Dog Breeds

It’s only natural for all dog parents wishing to have a dog that can live longer and accompany them for a longer time. But it’s just a wish, and unfortunately, all dogs can’t be immortal.

Most dogs have an average lifespan of 10 – 13 years, though there are some dog breeds that have a longer lifespan than the average dog breeds.

So if you want to adopt a pooch to spend more time with him/her, here are the lists of the dog breeds that have longer lifespans.

If you prefer the visual experience we hand selected our favorites from this list in this youtube video

#1 Miniature Schnauzer


Miniature Schnauzer is a small dog breed that is known to be friendly, intelligent and never too aggressive. This breed has an average lifespan of 12 - 15 years.

#2 Dachshund

Dachshund is also known as sausage dog, due to it’s short legged and long body. Dachshunds are playful, but as hunting dogs can be quite stubborn. Their average lifespan is 12 - 16 years. 

#3 Pug

Pug is a dog breed that has a wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and curled tail. Pugs are remarkable and charming personalities, despite their small size. Their average lifespan is 12 - 15 years. 

#4 Beagle

Beagles were developed primarily for hunting due to their great sense of smell and superior tracking instincts. They have good tempers and a lack of inherited health problems. Their average lifespan is 12 - 15 years.

#5 Shiba inu

Shiba Inu is an alert and agile dog breed that originated in Japan. They have a spirited boldness and are fiercely proud with a good nature and a feeling of artlessness. Their average lifespan is 12 - 15 years. 

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