What Is Your Dog’s Lifespan?

What is the predicted lifespan of your dog? The answer varies from breed to breed. Lifespan depends on other variables too, such as genetic disease and weight. As a matter of fact, according to a study done by Purina, keeping your dog lean could add 15% to their lifespan!

Gender and the impact of breeding also come into play. Female dogs live longer than males by an average of one and a half years. If a dog is extensively inbred, it will likely have a shorter life. And how about spaying and neutering? They impact your dog’s life span too, by giving him (or her) protection from certain kinds of cancer.

BREED

AVERAGE LIFESPAN (YEARS)

Affenpinscher 12-14
Afghan Hound 12-14
African Boerboels 9-11
Airedale Terrier 10-13
Akbash 10-11
Akita 10-13
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs 13
Alaskan Klee Kai 14
Alaskan Malamute 10-13
American Bulldog 12-14
American Eskimo Dog 12-14
American Foxhound 10-13
American Staffordshire Terrier 12-14
American Water Spaniel 10-12
Anatolian Shepherd Dog 10-13
Australian Cattle Dog 10-13
Australian Kelpie 12
Australian Shepherd 12-15
Australian Silky Terrier 11-14
Australian Terrier 12-14
Basenji 12-14
Basset Hound 11-14
Beagle 12-14
Bearded Collie 12-14
Beauceron 10-12
Bedlington Terrier 12-14
Belgian Malinois 10-12
Belgian Shepherd Dog 10-12
Belgian Tervuren 10-12
Bernese Mountain Dog 6-9
Bichon Frise 12-15
Black and Tan Coonhound 10-12
Black Russian Terrier 10-11
Bloodhound 10-12
Border Collie 10-14
Border Terrier 12-15
Borzoi 10-12
Boston Terrier 14
Bouvier des Flandres 10-12
Boxer 8-10
Briard 10-12
Brittany 12-13
Brussels Griffon 12-15
Bull Terrier 11-14
Bullmastiff 8-10
Cairn Terrier 12-14
Canaan Dog 12-13
Cane Corso 11
Cardigan Welsh Corgi 12-14
Carolina Dog 13
Catahoula Leopard Dogs 12
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 9-14
Central Asian Ovtcharkas 12
Cesky Terrier 14
Chesapeake Bay Retriever 10-13
Chihuahua 14-18
Chinese Crested 13-15
Chinese Foo 11
Chinese Shar-Pei 8-10
Chipoo 14
Chow Chow 8-12
Clumber Spaniel 10-12
Cocker Spaniel 12-15
Cockapoo 14-18
Collie 8-12
Coton De Tulears 15
Curly-Coated Retriever 8-12
Dachshund 12-14
Dalmatian 12-14
Dandie Dinmont Terrier 11-13
Doberman Pinscher 10-12
Dogue de Bordeaux 5-7
English Bulldogs 8-12
English Cocker Spaniels 12-14
English Foxhound 10-13
English Setter 10-12
English Shepherd 15
English Springer Spaniel 10-14
English Toy Spaniel 10-12
Estrela Mountain Dogs 11
Field Spaniel 12-14
Fila Brasileiros 10
Finnish Spitz 12-14
Flat-Coated Retriever 10-13
Fox Terrier (Smooth) 10-13
Fox Terrier (Wire) 10-13
French Bulldog 9-11
German Pinscher 12-15
German Shepherd 10-12
German Shorthaired Pointer 12-14
German Wirehaired Pointer 12-14
Giant Schnauzer 10-12
Glen of Imaal Terrier 10-14
Golden Retriever 10-13
Goldendoodle 14
Gordon Setter 10-12
Great Dane 7-10
Great Pyrenees 10-12
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 10-12
Greyhound 10-13
Harrier 12-14
Havanese 12-14
Hungarian Vizsla 10-14
Ibizan Hound 12-14
Irish Setter 12-14
Irish Terrier 12-15
Irish Water Spaniel 10-13
Irish Wolfhound 5-7
Italian Greyhound 12-15
Jack Russell Terrier 13
Japanese Chin 12-14
Keeshond 12-14
Kerry Blue Terrier 12-15
Komondor 10-12
Kooikerhondje 13
Kuvasz 9-12
Labradoodle 13
Labrador Retriever 10-12
Laekenois 12
Lakeland Terrier 12-16
Lancashire Heeler 14
Lhasa Apso 12-14
Löwchen 13-15
Maltese 12-14
Maltipoo 13
Manchester Terrier 15-16
Maremma Sheepdog 12
Mastiff 9-11
Miniature Bull Terrier 11-14
Miniature Pinscher 12-14
Miniature Poodle 12-14
Miniature Schnauzer 12-14
Neapolitan Mastiff 8-10
Newfoundland 8-10
Norfolk Terrier 13-15
Norwegian Buhunds 11-13
Norwegian Elkhound 10-12
Norwich Terrier 13-15
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever 11-13
Old English Sheepdog 10-12
Otterhound 10-13
Papillon 12-15
Parson Russell Terrier 13-15
Peekapoo 13
Pekingese 12-15
Pembroke Welsh Corgi 11-13
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen 11-14
Pharaoh Hound 11-14
Pit Bull 12-14
Plott 11-13
Pointer 11-15
Polish Lowland Sheepdog 10-14
Pomapoo 13
Pomeranian 12-16
Poodle (Standard) 12-15
Portuguese Water Dog 10-14
Pug 12-15
Puli 10-15
Rat Terrier 16
Redbone Coonhound 11
Rhodesian Ridgeback 10-12
Rottweiler 8-11
Saint Bernard 8-10
Saluki 12-14
Samoyed 10-12
Schipperke 13-15
Schnoodle 13
Scottish Deerhound 7-9
Scottish Terrier 11-13
Sealyham Terrier 11-13
Shetland Sheepdog 12-14
Shiba Inu 12-15
Shih Tzu 11-14
Siberian Husky 11-13
Silky Terrier 11-14
Skye Terrier 12-14
Snorkie 12
Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier 12-14
Spinone Italiano 12-14
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 12-14
Standard Schnauzer 12-14
Sussex Spaniel 11-13
Swedish Vallhund 13
Thai Ridgeback 12
Tibetan Mastiff 11-14
Tibetan Spaniel 14
Tibetan Terrier 12-15
Toy Fox Terrier 13-14
Toy Manchester Terrier 14-16
Toy Poodle 12-14
Treeing Walker Coonhound 12-13
Vizsla 10-14
Weimaraner 10-13
Welsh Springer Spaniel 12-15
Welsh Terrier 12-14
West Highland White Terrier 12-14
Whippet 12-15
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon 12-14
Xoloitzcuintle 13
Yorkie-Poo 14
Yorkshire Terrier 14-16
Source: www.petcarex.com.

Featured image: “Hammie’s first birthday” by Austin White is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Image is cropped.

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