When it comes to a long natural lifespan, it’s the small dogs who rule!
While a healthy diet, daily exercise, and other smart choices can prolong the life of any dog, some breeds tend to have more time on their hands, well, paws.
We’ve highlighted 10 of the longest lived dogs around—some may surprise you!
You always knew beagles were winners. With an average life expectancy of 13.3 years, they top the health charts, too!
9. Shih Tzu
Shih tzus’ life expectancy of 13.4 years is pretty great, but maybe they’re just too good at playing dead?
8. Siberian Husky
The majestic husky lives an average of 13.5 years.
7. Chow Chow
With an average lifespan of 13.5 years, the Chow Chow is one of the longest lived dog breeds, and also one of the oldest!
6. Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russells average 13.6 years—most of them spent chasing things!
5. Shiba Inu
Something in the water must help Shibas live an average of 14 years.
4. Miniature Dachshund
14.4 year lifespan? Nothing to be crabby about there!
Pomeranians can hear it coming, boosting their lifespan to an impressive 14.5 years.
2. Miniature Poodle
Say what? Miniature poodles live an average of 14.8 years.
1. Miniature Pinscher
Miniature pinschers reign supreme! Their hyper-concentrated pinscher power boosts their life expectancy to an epic 14.9 years!