The average lifespan of a dog varies widely based on factors like breed, size, genetics, health, and care.
However, here's a general guideline based on the dog's size:
These dogs, like Chihuahuas, Dachshunds, and Toy Poodles, tend to live longer than larger breeds. Their average lifespan is typically 10 to 15 years, but many small breeds can live into their late teens.
Breeds such as Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, and most Terriers fall into this category. They generally have an average lifespan of 10 to 14 years.
Larger breeds, like Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, and German Shepherds, usually have a lifespan of 8 to 12 years.
The largest breeds, like Great Danes, Saint Bernards, and Mastiffs, tend to have the shortest lifespans, often ranging from 6 to 10 years.
Of course, these are general ranges, and individual dogs can live shorter or longer lives based on various factors.
Regular veterinary care, a balanced diet, exercise, genetic factors, and a loving environment can all influence a dog's longevity.
Additionally, mixed breed dogs can have varying lifespans influenced by the breeds in their mix.