How long is my pet dog expected to live?

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Labrador puppies (David Jones/PA) (PA Archive)
Labrador puppies (David Jones/PA) (PA Archive)

New research from the Royal Veterinary College estimates the lifespans of pet dogs in the UK.

Here is a full list of the dog breeds included in the study, and their estimated life expectancy:

  • Jack Russell terrier – 12.72 years

  • Yorkshire terrier – 12.54 years

  • Border collie – 12.10 years

  • Springer spaniel – 11.92 years

  • Crossbred – 11.82 years

  • Labrador retriever – 11.77 years

  • Staffordshire bull terrier – 11.33 years

  • Cocker spaniel – 11.31 years

  • Shih-tzu – 11.05 years

  • Cavalier King Charles spaniel – 10.45 years

  • German shepherd dog – 10.16 years

  • Boxer – 10.04 years

  • Beagle – 9.85 years

  • Husky – 9.53 years

  • Chihuahua – 7.91 years

  • American bulldog – 7.79 years

  • Pug – 7.65 years

  • English bulldog – 7.39 years

  • French bulldog – 4.53 years

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