10 Shortest Living Dog Breeds


As we all know and probably it is the most common asked question that how much my dog lives? Every dog lovers have this question revolving in their mind. Do you actually know which dog breed has the shortest lifespan? Following is the list of 10 shortest living dog breeds.

10. Newfoundland, Average lifespan


They are very sweet, intelligent and gentle in nature. Their lifespan is limited to 8-10 years. Basically, this breed is prone to many health problems. They require proper care and healthy diet so with this you may protect them from diseases.

9. Rottweiler


They are the most perfect guard dog and ideal for the protection of home and family. They are fearless, intelligent and always remain alert. They are well known for performing quick actions if anyone unusual happens. They have a height of 24-27 inches and weight up to 110-130lbs. Unfortunate their lifespan is short they can only live for 8-10 years. Rottweiler comes at number 9 in the list of shortest living dog brees.

8. Saint Bernard


The height of Saint Bernard is 36.4 inches and weight up to 266ib. They are also among the largest dogs breed in the world. They are also been recognized for their valuable contributions in Alpine rescue. But as same as other giant dogs, they also have a shorter lifespan, between 8 t o10 years.

7. Bullmastiff


Bullmastiff is one of the most brilliant and excellent pet you could own. This special breed is very devoted to the family. Bullmastiffs are also loyal, affectionate, alert, strong and courageous. One thing about bullmastiff is that no dog lover ever likes its short lifespan. This amazing creature breed only lives for 8-10 years. Bullmastiff is among the well known shortest living dog breeds.

6. Borzoi


Borzoi is a tall dog breed that is extremely famous for its distinctive long head and stunning silk coat. They come in different variety of colors including black, red, white, cream and fawn. But unfortunately, this beautiful, gentle breed is prone to many health problems. The lifetime is short they only live 7- 10 years.

5. Leonberger


Leonberger is a brave, fearless giant breed that is well known for its lion-like look. A fully grown Leonberger stands 25 inches in height and is 170 lb in weight. Male Leonberger has an attractive and distinctive, lion-like mane on the neck. This breed is very loyal, fearless, obedient, companionable, lovely and affectionate. The shocking fact about the Leonberger breed is that they have the shortest lifespan. They only live for 8-9 years.

4. Irish Wolfhound


This amazing creature is measure between 28-35 inches; the Irish wolfhound is one of the tallest dog breeds living in this world. They are mostly used as a war and hunting dog. Despite his large size, Irish wolfhound is patient, generous, sweet-tempered, affectionate and loyal. They can also get along well with children and other pets and can become a great companion. The only thing that is bad about Irish wolfhounds is their short lifespan. They live their life only for 8-9 years.

3. Great Dane


With the height of 36 inches, the Great Dane is the largest and tallest dog breed living in the world. Weight of fully grown Great Dane is up to 198 lb. This giant breed is very gentle, caring, devoted and confident. Their huge and heavy body is also the main reason for being one of the short-living dog breeds.

2. Bernese Mountain Dog


This amazing creature is native to the mountains of Switzerland. The Bernese mountain dog is one of the largest and most attractive dog breeds in the world. Bernese Mountain Dogs mark there name at number 2 in the list of shortest living dog breeds.  This short living dog is gentle, highly intelligent, loyal, affectionate and faithful.

1. French Mastiff


With an average lifespan of 5-8 years, this amazing creature is the shortest living dog breed in the world. They are very devoted, fearless, loyal and companionable. Having weight up to 68 kg it is one of the largest dog breeds in the world. Unfortunately, French Mastiff has a very short adult life and dies soon.

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