Did You Know: Small Dogs Usually Live Longer than Larger Breeds?

small and big dogDainty little dogs, as fragile as they sometimes look, are actually the hardier of the species.

Big dogs, and giant breeds like mountain dogs and bull mastiffs have about half the lifespan of a small dog. One theory is that the little dog has far less strain on its heart and joints than a massive dog does.

” For small breed dogs under 20 pounds, old age happens around twelve years of age, 20-50 pound dogs, around 10 years of age, 50-90 pound dogs, around eight to nine years of age and 90 plus pounds, around seven to eight years of age.”

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