Do you want to have a dog and keep it by your side as long as possible? To make the right choice, perhaps you should take a look at the life expectancy of each breed. This ranking published in Scientific Reports should help you.
How old will your faithful four-legged friend live? Here is a question that all pet owners have asked themselves once. Moreover, the Royal Veterinary College, one of the oldest veterinary schools in the United Kingdom, has looked into the subject. The students have published a relevant study in which they reveal the life expectancy of the 18 most famous dogs.
To arrive at these results, they studied the data of more than 30,000 individuals of 18 different races, who died between January 1, 2016 and July 30, 2020. Of course, this is an average age which can evolve according to the heredity of the animal, its living conditions, its state of health, etc.
Which breed of dog lives the longest?
18. French Bulldog
At the bottom of the ranking, we find the French bulldog. With a life expectancy of 4.50 years, it rarely exceeds the 6-year mark.
17. English Bulldog
It’s a few years of gain for his cousin, the English bulldog, who usually lives 7.40 years.
The pug is known to have a fragile heart. This beloved animal of Marie Antoinette has a life expectancy of 7.70 years.
15. American Bulldog
Like the French and English bulldog, the American bulldog is at the bottom of the ranking with a life expectancy of 7.80 years.
The Chihuahua lives an average of 7.90 years, but it is not uncommon for it to exceed the ten-year mark.
On the Husky side, we are close to the threshold of ten years, since the animal has a life expectancy which is close to 9.50 years.
The Beagle, on the other hand, can easily live up to ten years. On average, its life expectancy is 9.90 years.
Do you have a boxer? Know that the animal lives on average up to 10 years, which is rather a good age for a dog.
11. German Shepherd
The German Shepherd has a life expectancy of 10.20 years.
10. Cavalier King Charles
In tenth place we find the Cavalier King Charles, who lives an average of 10.50 years.
Small in size, but big in age, the Shi tzu can live up to 11 years or more.
8. Cocker Spaniel
For its part, the English Cocker Spaniel has a life expectancy of 11.30 years.
7. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier also exceeds the ten year mark with its life expectancy of 11.40 years.
Very popular with French women and men, the Labrador lives on average up to 11.70 years.
We arrive in the ranking of the 10 dogs that have the longest life expectancy. In fifth place there is the cross (also called bastard), that is to say, resulting from a cross between two breeds. These dogs live on average up to 11.80 years.
4. English Springer
The English Springer has a good life expectancy of 12 years.
3. Border collies
As for the Border Collie, he can live up to 12.10 years.
2. Yorkshire Terrier
In second place in the ranking, we find the Yorkshire Terrier. This little dog has a life expectancy of 12.50 years.
Finally, the dog that can live the longest, according to the British study, is the Jack Russel. Its life expectancy is 12.70 years.
Ranking or not, all dogs, even those with short life expectancies, deserve a loving home. Did you like this article? Know that a dog’s breed actually has very little impact on its behavior..