These are the breeds of dog most likely to live to a ripe old age.

These are the 10 breeds of adorable dog that live the longest average lives

With puppy ownership continuing to soar post-lockdown, here are the dog breeds that are most likely to live to a very old age.

Monday, 10th January 2022, 12:50 pm

The last 18 months have seen many of us welcome a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club saw dog ownership rise by nearly eight per cent over 2020.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your perfect pup – whether you want a large dog, family-friendly dog, or crossbreed.

One of the terrible truths of dog ownership is that we are likely to outlive our adored pet, with the average dog living just 10-13 years – but some breeds tend to have longer lives than others.

Here are the 10 record-breaking dogs that have lived the longest lives.

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