How long do dogs live?

Dogs grow up much faster than humans, meaning these furry companions often do not live as long as their owners. But how long do dogs usually live?

A dog’s life span may depend strongly on its breed, according to an April 2022 study in the journal Scientific Reports (opens in new tab). By analyzing the ages of more than 30,000 dogs that died between 2016 and 2020, scientists calculated the average life expectancies of 18 breeds and crossbreeds in the United Kingdom.


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