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18 May 2022

How long is your pet dog expected to live?

How long is your pet dog expected to live?

New research from the Royal Veterinary College estimates the lifespans of pet dogs in the UK.

Here is a full list of the dog breeds included in the study, and their estimated life expectancy:

  • Jack Russell terrier – 12.72 years
  • Yorkshire terrier – 12.54 years
  • Border collie – 12.10 years
  • Springer spaniel – 11.92 years
  • Crossbred – 11.82 years
  • Labrador retriever – 11.77 years
  • Staffordshire bull terrier – 11.33 years
  • Cocker spaniel – 11.31 years
  • Shih-tzu – 11.05 years
  • Cavalier King Charles spaniel – 10.45 years
  • German shepherd dog – 10.16 years
  • Boxer – 10.04 years
  • Beagle – 9.85 years
  • Husky – 9.53 years
  • Chihuahua – 7.91 years
  • American bulldog – 7.79 years
  • Pug – 7.65 years
  • English bulldog – 7.39 years
  • French bulldog  – 4.53 years

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