Just how long do dogs live? It's a question that weighs on everyone's mind, especially if your pooch is getting older. They say that for every dog year that's seven human years, so if you do the math, most dogs are only supposed to live to be ten years old. And depending on their health, how much exercise they receive, and what food you're feeding your pooch they may live shorter or longer lives.
Did you know that smaller dogs usually live longer than larger dogs? Larger dogs usually only live to be 7-8 years old whereas smaller dogs can live to be ten years or older. The reason is not known, but some think that tiny dogs live longer probably because they are highly pampered and sheltered. What do you think?
Learn about some of the breeds that have the longest lives on the next page.