Most dogs appear to share a mutual life expectancy range, giving us about 10-13 good years. But some dogs make the list for having a longer life expectancy. In fact, there are accounts of dogs living well over two decades. Even though this list for dog breeds with long lifespans, it does not include Bluey, Australian Cattle dog that holds the global record for the longest dog that ever lived.

Bluey passed away in 1939 at the mature age of 29 years old! Quite remarkable for that breed, and it makes you wonder other breeds hold long life expectancy records right? Here is a list of the 25 dog breeds with the longest life span, along with their average life expectancy. In general, smaller dogs live longer than their larger peers, so you’ll notice several small dogs on the list. Click through this gallery to discover with dog breeds on average life the longest lives!


5New Guinea Singing Dog

Maximum Life Span: 20 Years

Average Life Span: 18 Years

The New Guinea Singing dog breed lives outside the life expectancy of most other breeds. This dog lives for almost two decades! It also is a larger breed than most of the others on this list. It is known for its distinct sounds. There is a debate underway on whether this dog breed is wild or domesticated. We chose the later which allowed it to make it on to our list.