9 Longest Living Dog Breeds – Dogs That Live Longer (2024)


The smallest dog breed known for a big personality and longevity of 12 to 20 years, prone to dental, heart, and eye issues.

Shih Tzu

A companion dog with a long double coat, living 10 to 16 years, requiring minimal exercise but regular grooming to manage eye, skin, dental, and orthopedic health.

Australian Shepherd

Highly intelligent herding dog, living 12 to 15 years, excelling in work and competitions but prone to eye problems, skin issues, and joint dysplasia.

Bichon Frise

Cheerful non-sporting breed with a long curly coat, living 14 to 15 years, needing regular grooming and prone to allergies, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, and obesity.

Yorkshire Terrier

Active toy breed with a silky coat, living 13 to 16 years, known for alertness and may experience dental issues, allergies, hypoglycemia, and obesity.

Parson Russell Terrier

Energetic terrier, living 13 to 15 years, requiring exercise and training, prone to patellar luxation, ataxia, deafness, and eye disorders.


Unique-looking toy breed, adventurous and curious, living 12 to 15 years, prone to heart anomalies, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, and eye issues.

Shiba Inu

Smart non-sporting breed with a double coat, living 12 to 15 years, requiring mental stimulation and may develop hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, and hypothyroidism.

Miniature Pinscher

Small but high-energy toy breed, living 12 to 16 years, affectionate but needing attention, prone to eye problems, heart defects, cervical disc issues, and patellar luxation.

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