Dogs with the Longest Lifespan


Chihuahua dog breed illustration in black and white with a smooth white coat.


Chanel, a dachshund, currently holds the title of the oldest living dachshund, which she earned from the Guinness World Records.

Toy Poodle

The smart and sassy toy poodle may make a wonderful addition to any household as a pet.

Jack Russell Terrier

Another breed of dog that falls into the toy category and has a potential lifespan of up to 16 years is the Jack Russell terrier.

Shih Tzu

The life span of a sociable and agile shih tzu is usually a decade or more. As a result of their companion-oriented raising, these dogs need only a few minutes to play each day.


The Maltese is a little dog breed that has a reputation for being unusually long-lived.

Yorkshire Terrier

They exhibit terrier qualities including strong guarding instincts and a noisy disposition, yet being devoted and friendly with their families.


Pomeranians have a reputation for being pleasant but dominant. These canines have a reputation for being devoted companions and even guardians to their human families.

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