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The life expectancy of different dog breeds – what to expect

There are over 340 breeds of dogs recognized by the International Federation of Kennel Clubs, and each breed has its own unique set of characteristics. Some breeds are known for being high energy and active, while others are more low-key and laid back. But one thing that all breeds have in common is a lifespan that is shorter than that of humans. The average lifespan of a dog is 10-12 years, but this number varies depending on the breed.

The life expectancy of dogs is determined by a number of factors, including breed, size, sex, and lifestyle. Smaller breeds tend to live longer than larger breeds, and male dogs tend to live longer than female dogs. Certain lifestyles can also impact a dog's lifespan. For example, indoor dogs typically live longer than outdoor dogs.

The average lifespan of a dog is 10-12 years, but this can vary greatly by breed. For example, giant breeds like the Great Dane have an average lifespan of 6-8 years, while small breeds like the Chihuahua can live 14-18 years. Mixed breeds tend to fall somewhere in the middle, with an average lifespan of 10-14 years.

 

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