November 18, 2023
The average life expectancy of a dog varies based on several things. Keeping a proper diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and routine veterinarian wellness checks are all very important. Despite these things, some dog breeds in general, tend to outlive other breeds. Below we put together a list of the top five dog breeds that have the longest average life expectancy.
Named for the Mexican state of Chihuahua, is the feisty and lovable Chihuahua. It is believed that the Chihuahua derived from the Techichi, which was a small dog kept by the Toltec people of Mexico in the 9th century. This breed is active and relatively a very healthy dog and has an incredible average lifespan of about seventeen years.
The New Guinea Singing Dogs, also referred to as NGSD, are from the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. These roaming dogs have evolved naturally on the island over several thousand years but were not discovered by researchers until the 1950s. This breed has a very average lifespan of about seventeen years.
Originally bred in the 1800’s in southern England by Parson John Russell is The Jack Russell Terrier. This breed of dog is a family favorite throughout the world and is known for its ability to hunt with hound dogs. They are active and lively dogs that average a lifespan of about sixteen years.
Originally bred in the early 20th century as a companion dog, the Toy Poodle remains a very well-liked and popular dog to date. They are known to be very alert and intelligent as well as loyal and caring. In 1886 the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized this breed which has an average lifespan of about sixteen years.
The Cockapoo was designed in the 1960s, when a breeder accidentally combined the genetic material of a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. The Cockapoo’s popularity has risen ever since and can be found in households worldwide. Much thanks to his Poodle parent, this breed’s average life expectancy is sixteen years.