All of us love dogs. They, in fact, are one of the most incredible creatures of the earth. Dogs are the closest aide to men. They are friendly and man’s best friend. That being the case, it is quite saddening that they live only one-fourth of our age. So at some point in time, we are expected to lose them. Almost all dog lovers wonder why these creatures don’t live long. So here we are going to see the top 3 dog breeds that live the longest. See if you can own one!
Chihuahua and New Guinea Singing dog:
There are two different breeds here that take the first place. While dog experts give these dogs an average lifespan of 17 years, some of them have lived even for a period of 20 years. After all, all of us love dogs, and that is the reason I simply place two dogs at the top of the list. Chihuahua looks small and cute, but at the same time they are pretty healthy as well, they are not easily prone to any type of illness. On the other hand, you are still wondering is New Guinea Singing dog is even a breed? Yes, they actually exist and they are one of the rarest types of dogs. There are only 100 of them in the whole world and poor souls they live in captivity.
While most of the terrier breeds are quite good when it comes to their life expectancy, the Yorkshire terrier is the best of all of them. They live for a span of 17 to 20 years. Though 20 is an exceptional case in these dogs, most of them live more than 17 years, which is odd for most dogs. Though there are scientific pieces of evidence that prove the lifespan of these dogs, they are so small and tiny, and it makes it quite unbelievable that this tiny pups can live so long. Most families love to own a Yorkshire terrier because of they are cute-looking, affable and of course, they live longer.
A lot of claims and different accounts are available with regard to the origin of these dogs but no doubt they are one of the longest living breeds in the world. Toy poodle is one of the cutest breeds that one can ever own. They are cute, and they look typically like a doll. They are available in different sizes and are very much intelligent. They can be easily trained when compared to other dogs. Though the life expectancy of these dogs can be from 12 to 15, some dogs have surpassed the limit and live for 18 to 20 years. This cannot happen in all cases, but it is not impossible.