Dogs have an average life of 10 to 13 years. However, some genera can live longer than others. In general, small breeds live longer. Because bigger dogs grow faster as they grow faster. This may lead to earlier development of abnormal tissue such as cancer and tumors and aging-related diseases such as arthritis. If you want to live longer with your dog, there are some dog breeds that you can consider keeping.


Beagle is an old dog breed. The name ‘Beagle’ is believed to come from the word ‘Bee gueule’, which can literally be translated as ‘wide throat’. Do you know that one of the most recognizable characters in comics is Snoopy, which is actually a beagle? Snoopy is a good representation of beagles. Real-life Beagles are intelligent, cute, soft and friendly. As with most medium-sized dogs, the Beagles usually live at least 12 years and the oldest known Beagle lives an astounding 27 years.

Australian cattle dog

Australian beef dog is a rare large dog breed living a long life. The expected life for this breed is about 12 to 15 years. As a typical study, Australian cattle dogs are energetic, intelligent, and respond well to education. They also establish a strong bond with their owners. Storing them can be a challenging task because they are stubborn.

Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso is an old dog breed. Although they were small in size, they were considered as many guards in Tibetan palaces and monasteries. Today’s Lhasa Apsos is no longer a guardian of the palace, but mostly a small family friend for every household. Lhasa Apsos is charming and loyal to the owners, but cautious against strangers. She gets along well with children because of her calm and soft nature. Lhasa Apsos has a long life with an average of 12-14 years. Some of these can live for about twenty years.

Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier is a medium-sized dog breed from England. They are charming and energetic. They can spend all their days outside. Their average life span is between 16 and 20 years. Perhaps high energy levels are what keeps them living for so long.

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu, an ancient dog breed whose name can be literally translated into Chinese as a ‘lion’, has been kept as a domestic animal for centuries. Very charming, sweet and friendly to everyone. Generally, there is not much health problem. Make sure you keep them well-kept. They are a good friend who has an average life span of 10 to 18 years and will keep you entertained all day long.