Dog Longevity by Breed

By Bob DeStaso
The following list is sorted by dog longevity by breed. In general, mixed breeds and smaller dogs live longer than many larger purebred dogs.
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Affenpinscher (14-15)
Havanese (14)
Afghan Hound (12-14)
Ibizan Hound (12)
Airedale Terrier (13)
Irish Setter (12-13)
Akita (10-12)
Irish Terrier (13)
Alaskan Malamute (12)
Irish Water Spaniel (12-14)
American Eskimo Dog (12-13)
Irish Wolfhound (7-11)
American Foxhound (11-13)
Italian Greyhound (13-14)
American Staffordshire Terrier (12)
Japanese Chin (12-13)
American Water Spaniel (12)
Keeshond (12-14)
Anatolian Shepherd Dog (10-11)
Kerry Blue Terrier (14)
Australian Cattle Dog (12)
Komondor (12)
Australian Shepherd (12-13)
Kuvasz (11-13)
Australian Terrier (14)
Labrador Retriever (12-13)
Basenji (12)
Lakeland Terrier (13-14)
Basset Hound (12)
Lhasa Apso (12-14)
Beagle (13)
Löwchen (13-14)
Bearded Collie (12-13)
Maltese (14)
Bedlington Terrier (14-15)
Manchester Terrier (13-14)
Belgian Malinois (12-13)
Mastiff (9-11)
Belgian Sheepdog (12-13)
Miniature Bull Terrier (12-13)
Belgian Tervuren (12-13)
Miniature Pinscher (13-14)
Bernese Mountain Dog (8-10)
Miniature Schnauzer (14)
Bichon Frise (14)
Neapolitan Mastiff (9-11)
Black and Tan Coonhound (11-12)
Newfoundland (9-11)
Black Russian Terrier (10-11)
Norfolk Terrier (14)
Bloodhound (10-12)
Norwegian Elkhound (12-13)
Border Collie (12-14)
Norwich Terrier (14)
Border Terrier (13-14)
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever (12-13)
Borzoi (11-13)
Old English Sheepdog (12-13)
Boston Terrier (13)
Otterhound (12)
Bouvier des Flandres (11-12)
Papillon (13-15)
Boxer (11-12)
Parson Russell Terrier (13-14)
Briard (11-13)
Pekingese (12-13)
Brittany (12-14)
Pembroke Welsh Corgi (12-14)
Brussels Griffon (12-14)
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen (12)
Bull Terrier (11-13)
Pharaoh Hound (12-14)
Bulldog (7-9)
Pointer (12-13)
Bullmastiff (10-12)
Polish Lowland Sheepdog (13-14)
Cairn Terrier (14)
Pomeranian (15)
Canaan Dog (12-13)
Poodle (12-15)
Cardigan Welsh Corgi (12-14)
Portuguese Water Dog (12-14)
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (9-11)
Pug (13-14)
Chesapeake Bay Retriever (12-13)
Puli (12-13)
Chihuahua (13-14)
Rhodesian Ridgeback (12)
Chinese Crested (12-14)
Rottweiler (11-12)
Chinese Shar-Pei (11-12)
Saint Bernard (11)
Chow Chow (11-12)
Saluki (12)
Clumber Spaniel (12-13)
Samoyed (12)
Cocker Spaniel (13-14)
Schipperke (12-13)
Collie (12-14)
Scottish Deerhound (11-12)
Curly-Coated Retriever (12-13)
Scottish Terrier (13-14)
Dachshund (14-17)
Sealyham Terrier (14)
Dalmatian (12)
Shetland Sheepdog (13-14)
Dandie Dinmont Terrier (13-14)
Shiba Inu (12-13)
Doberman Pinscher (12)
Shih Tzu (12-14)
English Cocker Spaniel (13-14)
Siberian Husky (11-13)
English Foxhound (11)
Silky Terrier (14)
English Setter (12-13)
Skye Terrier (13)
English Springer Spaniel (12-14)
Smooth Fox Terrier (13-14)
English Toy Spaniel (11-12)
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier (13-14)
Field Spaniel (12-13)
Spinone Italiano (12-13)
Finnish Spitz (12-14)
Staffordshire Bull Terrier (11-12)
Flat-Coated Retriever (11-13)
Standard Schnauzer (12-14)
French Bulldog (11-12)
Sussex Spaniel (12-13)
German Pinscher (12-14)
Tibetan Mastiff (10-11)
German Shepherd Dog (12-13)
Tibetan Spaniel (13-14)
German Shorthaired Pointer (12-14)
Tibetan Terrier (13-14)
German Wirehaired Pointer (12-14)
Toy Fox Terrier (13-14)
Giant Schnauzer (11-12)
Vizsla (13-14)
Glen of Imaal Terrier (13-14)
Weimaraner (12-13)
Golden Retriever (12-13)
Welsh Springer Spaniel (12-14)
Gordon Setter (12-13)
Welsh Terrier (14)
Great Dane (9-10)
West Highland White Terrier (14)
Great Pyrenees (9-11)
Whippet (13-14)
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (10-11)
Wire Fox Terrier (13-14)
Greyhound (10-12)
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon (12-13)
Harrier (11-12)
Yorkshire Terrier (14)



The average live span of dogs has largely increased over the past 100 years due to improvements in diet and medical care. The life expectancy of any dog is also determined by the stresses in his life (both physical and psychological), what he eats, and how well he is cared for.

It is often thought that 1 year of a dog's life equals 7 in a human life. While this formula maybe more accurate in the middle years of a dog's life span, it is not true for the beginning and the end of the spectrum as shown on this chart.

Dog
Human
8 months
=
13 years
1 year
=
16 years
2 years
=
24 years
3 years
=
28 years
5 years
=
36 years
7 years
=
44 years
9 years
=
52 years
11 years
=
60 years
13 years
=
68 years
15 years
=
76 years

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