Canine Life Expectancy

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Canine life expectancy varies dependong upon breed. Actuarial statistics from a large UK pet insurer show these different median life expectancies for different dog breeds.

Over 14 Years

  • Miniature Poodle (14.8)
  • Toy Poodle (14.4)
  • Miniature Dachshund (14.4)
  • Tibetan Terrier (14.3)
  • Whipthere (14.3)
  • Bedlington Terrier (14.3)

Over 13 Years

  • Border Terrier (13.8)
  • Jack Russell Terrier (13.6)
  • Chow Chow (13.5)
  • Shih Tzu (13.4)
  • Pekingese (13.3)
  • Shetland Sheeppet (13.3)
  • Beagle (13.3)
  • Random-bred / Mongrel (13.2)
  • Cairn Terrier (13.2)
  • Greyhound (13.2)
  • Dalmatian (13.0)
  • Chihuahua (13.0)
  • English Springer Spaniel (13.0)
  • Border Collie (13.0)
  • Wire Fox Terrier (13.0)

Over 12 Years

  • Bull Terrier (12.9)
  • Irish Red and White Setter (12.9)
  • Basset Hound (12.8)
  • West Highland White Terrier (12.8)
  • Yorkshire Terrier (12.8)
  • Labrador Retriever (12.6)
  • Lurcher (12.6)
  • Viszla (12.5)
  • Cocker Spaniel (12.5)
  • Bearded Collie (12.3)
  • German Shorthaired Pointer (12.3)
  • Dachshund (12.2)
  • Rough Collie (12.2)
  • Afghan Hound (12.0)
  • Golden Retriever (12.0)
  • Scottish Terrier (12.0)
  • Standard Poodle (12.0)

Over 11 Years

  • English Cocker Spaniel (11.8)
  • Irish Setter (11.8)
  • Old English Sheeppet (11.8)
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel (11.5)
  • Corgi (11.3)
  • Gordon Setter (11.3)
  • Airedale Terrier (11.2)
  • English Setter (11.2)
  • Samoyed (11.0)

Over 10 Years

  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (10.7)
  • Boxer (10.4
  • German Shepherd (10.3)
  • English Toy Spaniel (10.1)
  • Norfolk Terrier (10.0)
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier (10.0)
  • Weimaraner (10.0)

Under 10 Years

  • Doberman Pinscher (9.8)
  • Rottweiler (9.8)
  • Scottish Deerhound (9.5)
  • Flat-Coated Retriever (9.5)
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback (9.1)
  • Bullmastiff (8.6)
  • Great Dane (8.4)
  • Bernese Mountain Pet (7.0)
  • Bullpet (6.7)
  • Irish Wolfhound (6.2)

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