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Life Expectancy of a dog

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What is the life expectancy of a dog?

This question is not that easy to ask there are many factors that contribute to the life expectancy of a dog. General health, generic conditions, injuries, weight, activity, nutrition, the list goes on and on. We all have heard or read that giant breeds tend to have a shorter lifespan than some of the smaller breeds. And we all want to keep our furbabies with us as long as possible. 

Doghealth.info went through gathered data to set up a list of the average life expectancy of a dog per breed. We also included the common health issues that certain breeds are prone to.

As more information and data comes out regarding lifespans and common health issues this table will be updated to provide the most current information.

BreedAdditional InfoTypical Age (Years)Common Health Issues
Affenpinscher13
Afghan Hound13
African Boerboel
11
Airedale Terrier12
Akbash10.5
Akita11.5
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog13
Alaskan Klee Kai14
Alaskan Malamute11.5
American Bulldog13
American Eskimo Dog13
American Foxhound11.5
American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull)13
American Water Spaniel11
Anatolian Shepherd Dog11.5
Australian Cattle Dog

11.5
Australian Kelpie
12
Australian Shepherd13.5
Australian Silky Terrier12.5
Australian Terrier13
Basenji13
Basset Hound12.5
Beagle13
Bearded Collie13
Beauceron11
Bedlington Terrier13
Belgian Malinois11
Belgian Shepherd Dog11
Belgian Tervuren11
Bernese Mountain Dog7.5
Bichon Frise13.5
Black and Tan Coonhound11
Black Russian Terrier10.5
Bloodhound11
Border Collie12
Border Terrier13.5
Borzoi11
Boston Terrier14
Bouvier des Flandres11
Boxer9
Briard11
Brittany12.5
Brussels Grifon13.5
Bull Terrier12.5
Bullmastiff9
Cairn Terrier13
Canaan Dog12.5
Cane Corso11
Cardigan Welsh Corgie13
Carolina Dog13
Catahoula Leopard Dogs12
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel11.5
Central Asian Ovtcharkas12
Cesky Terrier14
Chesapeake Bay Retriever11.5
Chihuahua16
Chinese Crested14
Chinese Foo11
Chinese Shar-Pei9
Chipoo14
Chow Chow10
Clumber Spaniel11
Cocker Spaniel13.5
Cockapoo16
Collie10
Coton De Tulears15
Curly-Coated Retriever10
Dachshund13
Dalmatian13
Dandie Dinmont Terrier12
Doberman Pinscher11
Dogue de Bordeaux6
English Bulldog10
English Cocker Spaniel13
English Foxhound12
English Setter11
English Shepherd15
English Springer Spaniel12
English Toy Spaniel11
Estrela Mountain Dog11
Field Spaniel13
Fila Brasileiros10
Finnish Spitz13
Flat-Coated Retriever11.5
Fox Terrier11.5
French Bulldog10
German Pinscher13.5
German Shepherd11
German Shorthaired Pointer13
German Wirehaired Pointer13
Giant Schnauzer11
Glen of Imaal Terrier12
Golden Retriever11.5
Goldendoodle14
Gordon Setter11
Great Dane8.5
Great Pyrenees11
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog11
Greyhound11.5
Harrier13
Havanese13
Hungarian Vizsla12
Ibizan Hound13
Irish Setter13
Irish Terrier13.5
Irish Water Spaniel11.5
Irish Wolfhound6
Italian Greyhound13.5
Jack Russel Terrier13
Japanese Chin13
Keeshond13
Kerry Blue Terrier13.5
Komondor11
Kooikerhondje13
Korean Jindo13.5
Kuvasz10.5
Labradoodle13
Labrador Retriever11
Laekenois12
Lakeland Terrier14
Lancashire Heeler14
Lhasa Apso13
Löwchen14
Maltese13
Maltipoo13
Manchester Terrier15.5
Maremma Sheepdog12
Mastiff10
Miniature Bull Terrier12.5
Miniature Pinscher13
Miniature Poodle13
Miniature Schnauzer13
Neapolitan Mastiff9
Newfoundland9
Norfolk Terrier14
Norwegian Buhunds12
Norwegian Elkhound11
Norwich Terrier14
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever12
Old English Sheepdog11
Otterhound11.5
Papillon13.5
Peekapoo13
Pekingese13.5
Pembroke Welsh Corgi12
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen12.5
Pharaoh Hound12.5
Plott12
Pointer13
Polish Lowland Sheepdog12
Pomapoo13
Pomeranian14
Poodle13.5
Portuguese Water Dog12
Pug13.5
Puli12.5
Rat Terrier16
Redbone Coonhound11
Rhodesian Ridgeback11
Rottweiler9.5
Saint Bernard9
Saluki13
Samoyed11
Schipperke14
Schnoodle13
Scottish Deerhound8
Scottish Terrier12
Sealyham Teerier12
Shetland Sheepdog13
Shiba Inu13.5
Shih Tzu12.5
Siberian Husky12
Silky Terrier12.5
Skye Terrier13
Snorkie12
Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier13
Spinone Italiano13
Staffordshire Bull Terrier13
Sussex Spaniel12
Swedish Vallhund13
Thai Ridgeback12
Tibetan Mastiff12.5
Tibetan Spaniel14
Tibetan Terrier13.5
Toy Fox Terrier12
Toy Manchester Terrier15
Toy Poodle13
Treeing Walker Coonhound12.5
Weimaraner11.5
Welsh Springer Spaniel13.5
Welsh Terrier13
West Highland White Terrier13
Whippet13.5
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon13
Xoloitzcuintle13
Yorkie-Poo14
Yorkshire Terrier15

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