Short-lived dogs: Here are the 10 adorable dog breeds that unfortunately live the shortest average life – including the gorgeous Great Dane

The past two years have seen many of us welcome a new four-legged friend into our homes, as seen by the Kennel Club increase in dog ownership by nearly eight percent during the global pandemic.

But with 221 different pedigree dog breeds to choose from, there’s a lot of thought to be done before selecting your perfect pup – whether you want a big dog, family dogor cross.

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One of the terrible truths of dog ownership is that we’ll likely outlive our beloved pet, with the average dog only living to be 10-13 years old – but there’s a pretty big gap between breeds that live the life. the longest and the shortest.

The Chihuahua, for example, can expect to live between 15 and 20 years, while some larger dogs will last half as long.

Here are the 10 breeds that have the shortest average lifespan.