Most dogs live between 8 and 15 years, but some do very well into their late teens. An Australian Cattle Dog named Bluey is the oldest dog ever recorded. He lived from June 7, 1910, to November 14, 1939, and was 29 years, 6 months, and 12 days old. He worked as a cow herder for 20 of those years. More recently, a Beagle named Butch lived for 28 years before he died in 2003. On the Guinness World Records list are also mixed-breed dogs, two Dachshunds, a Bichon Frise, a Border Collie, a Jack Russell Terrier, a Chihuahua, a Schnoodle, and a dog that is mysteriously only called “stray.” These words mean that a single dog of almost any breed can live for almost 30 years. But think small when we talk about statistics. On average, smaller dogs live longer than bigger ones. The shortest-living dogs are really big ones, like Newfoundlands and Great Danes.

Here are ten things that will help you stay friends for a long time.

1. A Beagle (15–17 years old).
The Beagle is a great family dog because it is friendly and cute. The Beagle is a great dog if you like funny dogs and are okay with Snoopy being loud and disobedient all the time. Beagles tend to put on weight quickly, so don’t give him extra treats and make sure he gets the exercise he needs.

2. Boston Terrier (11 to 13 years old).
This friendly city dweller is cute and stylish, but she really likes to show off. Breathing and eye problems will be his biggest health problems for the rest of his life.

3. A Chihuahua (17–20 years old).
Chihuahuas are a small, old breed of dog with a great personality and few major genetic diseases. However, they should be kept warm in the winter. These dogs are smart and brave, but they are also very sensitive and like it when things are quiet.

4. Dachshund (12 to 15 years old).
What a great way to describe this dog breed by H. L. Mencken: “A Dachshund is a half-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long.” He didn’t say that there are at least three brave dogs. This smart, brave, and brash dog has different types of coats. One in four Dachshunds will get back problems at some point, so keep him in shape and don’t let him jump on and off furniture.

5. The Lhasa Apso (15–20 years old).
The royal The Lhasa Apso was bred to be a guard dog in Tibetan temples. They are very healthy and loyal to one person, but they don’t like strangers and won’t put up with rude kids. But if you love them, they will always show care, even if it’s a bit condescending.

6. Maltese (12 to 15 years old).
It’s hard to believe that the beautiful and friendly Maltese used to be a scary rat killer. This friendly snuggler is having the best time today sitting on your lap and taking short walks around the block, where he should be admired by everyone.

7. Miniature Schnauzer (14 to 15 years old).
This tough and smart family dog loves kids and will still be busy well into old age. He is always polite. For the best results, his rough terrier coat needs to be groomed by a professional.

8. Pomeranian (14 to 16 years old).
Victoria, who lived a very long time, loved this busy and happy dog. The Pomeranian is one of the best and most attention-seeking toy dogs. It is always happy and playing. The Pom usually only bonds with one person.

9. Shih Tzu (15 to 20 years old).
The friendly and mischievous Shih Tzu was bred to be the partner of Ming Dynasty rulers. It has one of the best personalities of any toy dog. Their long, thick coat needs a lot of care, so they need to be groomed by a professional.

10. Toy Poodle (16 to 20 years old).
Every Poodle lives a long time, but the Toy Poodle, which is very active, lives the longest. They shed little, are easy to train, and have a wicked sense of fun.

Not yet found your breed? We could have easily added these other dogs that don’t show their age: The Shepherd, the Collie, the Coton de Tulear, the Shetland Sheepdog, the Jack Russell Terrier, the Pug,

The Yorkshire Terrier and the Toy Manchester Terrier. Any of these kinds that are “mixed up” may also lead to a stronger and more recent DNA pool. Don’t forget about that unique and lovely mixed breed!

Diane Morgan is an expert on pet care who lives in Williamsport, Maryland. She has written many books about dog feeding and care, as well as books about different dog breeds and horses.

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