By now, most people are aware that smaller dogs generally live longer than their larger counterparts, but by how much exactly?
A 2013 report by Banfield Pet Hospital revealed that most dogs that weighed less than 19 pounds had an average lifespan of approximately 11.3 years, while medium to large dogs in the 20- to 90-pounds range lived approximately 10.8 years, and giant dogs more than 90 pounds usually only lived until the eight-year mark.
But even amongst small dogs, there’s a wide range of life expectancies. So, if you’re looking for a furry companion that will be around for a long time, make sure to narrow your search to one of the following breeds that are well-known to have long life expectancies. dog health insurance usaa
Chihuahuas are one of the longest living dog breeds, perhaps they are also one of the smallest dog breeds. Chihuahuas live an average of 15 to 20 years. The longest living Chihuahua recorded is a 20 years old Chihuahua called ‘megabyte’. Some people said that they can live long largely because they are not prone to any serious illness. The Chihuahua is full of spirit, bold and intelligent. These tiny dogs are extremely devoted to their people especially kids. Chihuahua requires only a little exercise due to their small body size. Head over to the next page…