Bringing home a new puppy is a very exciting time. It’s understandable that one’s family wouldn’t want to consider the dog breed’s possible lack of longevity at such a young age. As the dog grows older and health issues begin to emerge, being familiar with the breed’s weaknesses is worthwhile. These dogs are certainly full of life though – many owners of these breeds are grateful for having one to call their own.
Here are the 5 shortest living dog breeds:
Breed #01 Irish wolfhound:
The tallest breed of all dogs (standing as high as 38 inches), Irish wolfhounds rarely live to be more than 10 years old, passing away on average at age 7.