The Shortest Living Dog Breeds

The average lifespan of a dog is around 10-13 years, but some breeds have a much shorter lifespan.

The shortest living dog breed is the Dogue de Bordeaux, which has an average lifespan of just 5-8 years.

Other short-lived breeds include the Great Dane, Irish Wolfhound, and Bernese Mountain Dog.


The reasons behind these breeds' short lifespan include genetics, size, and health issues.

Owners can help their dogs live longer by providing proper nutrition, exercise, and regular veterinary care.

It's important to be aware of the potential health issues that come with owning a short-lived breed and to be prepared for the financial and emotional costs of caring for a sick pet.

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