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9 Dogs That Live The Longest

Chihuahua

If you’re looking for a pet that will be around for a long time check out these adorable dog breeds. While most small dogs have a longer life expectancy, a few large dogs do too. Remember, it’s important to get your dog from a reputable breeder so you know it comes from a healthy line. Also keep two things in mind: your dog could live an extra 5-10 years if you take care of it well, and the way you interact with them plays a big role in their life expectancy.

1. Chihuahua

This little dog has a lifespan of 10-18 years and only weighs about 3-6 pounds. It’s not unusual for chihuahuas to live for up to 20 years or more. They can be yappy but they are also smart and respond well to training and they will melt your heart with how much they love to cuddle. They have a ton of personality and, although it’s not advised to have them with small children because the children can hurt them, they make great indoor dogs as long as they get some daily exercise. Chihuahuas think they are big dogs so it’s important to know they may try to intimidate a large dog and get themselves into trouble!