Which dog breed lives the longest? 

These "lions" were the Ming Dynasty of China's sweethearts, and they now enjoy long lives as pets all over the world. Age on average: 15 years

Shih Tzu

This hybrid dog is a mix between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle, but because Cocker Spaniels typically only live 


between 10 and 14 years, its lifespan must be inherited from their Poodle half.


These puppies are renowned for having a lot of energy. Perhaps it is what sustains them for so long. Age on average: 16 years

Jack Russell Terrier

Although they are the smallest breed of dog, they also


have one of the longest life spans. Age on average: 17 years


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