7 Longest Living Dog Breeds


It is said that chihuahuas live up to 15 years. A lot of people live past 15 years, and some people even live as long as 18 to 20 years. Even small dogs need to be trained, exercised, and mentally stimulated all the time.


There are dachshunds that are over 15 years old all the time. Chanel, a dachshund, set the Guinness World Record for being the oldest dachshund still alive. She died in 2009, when she was 21 years old.

Toy Poodle

The smart and sassy toy poodle can be a great pet for a family. Still, don't forget how much mental exercise they need because their minds are so busy. Teenage toy poodles often live to be 16 or 18 years old.

Jack Russell Terrier

Another small dog breed that can live up to 16 years old is the Jack Russell terrier. Guinness World Records says that Willie, who turned 20 years old in 2014, was the oldest Jack Russell.

Shih Tzu

Shih tzus usually live to be 14 years old or older and are friendly and easy to train. These dogs were bred to be pets, so they need to go for short walks and play every day. Their long coats need to be brushed every day or clipped regularly.


The Maltese is a small breed of dog that is usually very healthy and can live up to 15 years. They love being with people and getting attention, and if they aren't trained properly, they can get anxious when they are left alone.

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire terriers are smart and well-liked toy dogs, but they're not really lap dogs. They are loyal and loving with their families, but they have terrier traits like strong guarding reflexes and a loud personality.