The oldest dog to ever have lived is Bluey, an Australian Cattle Dog from, oddly enough, Australia. He lived to the ripe old age of 29 years and 5 months, way back from 1910-1939. That’s getting on up there to almost 200 in dog years. Think humans will be able to say that some day?
Now, it should be known that while Bluey’s age is pretty impressive, it’s not typical of all dogs.
The average age for a domestic, purebred dog is between 10-13 years, though some breeds of man’s best friend get much closer to Bluey than others. Some breeds have fewer health issues and some are less susceptible to stress, but mostly it boils down to strong genetic lines. Well, that and the smaller they are the longer they tend to live. In this case, size does matter, most of the time.
Want to have a furry friend for the better part of three decades? Here are the dog breeds with the longest life spans, in no particular order.