How Long Do Dogs Live

The average dog lives between 10-13 years. Larger dogs tend to live shorter lives.

Average Lifespan

Some breeds like Yorkshire Terriers live longer (13-16 years). Great Danes average 7-10 years.  

Breed Impacts Longevity

Smaller, lighter dogs live longer than large, heavy breeds.

Size and Weight Matter

Spayed/neutered dogs live longer by avoiding complications.

Neutering Adds 1-2 Years

High-quality diet with proper nutrients supports longevity.

Nutrition Essential

Wellness exams, vaccines protect long-term health.

Preventative Veterinary Care

Good habitat and gentle exercise boosts lifespan.

Lifestyle Factors

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