Dog owners will do anything to keep their furry, four-legged friends happy and healthy. Millennials spend over $1,200 per year on their pets, and most are willing to shell out thousands more to take care of their pets if they fall ill. The sad reality is that dogs have much shorter lifespans than people.
According to a study from the U.K., the median lifespan of a dog is 11.3 years. But no two breeds are the same. Some types of dogs tend to live well into their teens, while others have a median lifespan of fewer than 10 years.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed a study published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice to determine the shortest and longest living dog breeds in the world. Breeds for which there was little data and breeds that are not recognized by the America Kennel Club were not considered.