How Long Do Dogs Live?
In general, dogs live around 10-13 years. Their lifespan can vary depending on many different factors, such as: breed and size.
Smaller dogs tend to live longer lives and become slow and lethargic (10-15 years), while larger dogs become slow and age quicker (7-10 years). When talking about canine lifespan, we often refer to “dog years”. Dogs mature more quickly than humans, therefore have shorter lifespans. The first year of your pet’s life is considered equal to about 15 human years.
As mentioned, size and breed play a role in this, however this does not mean that there aren’t any exceptions. The oldest dog ever lived to see it’s 29th birthday!
Small dogs are considered “senior” when they reach the age of 10 while larger breeds reach that point a couple of years earlier.