Considering adopting a new furry friend but worried about the heartbreak after they are gone? One of life’s biggest tragedies is that our loyal canine companions don’t live as long as we do. We’ve compiled a list of the longest-living dog breeds guaranteed to reach a ripe-old age, even if it’s not quite forever.
The Pomeranian is named for the Pomerania region in Germany and Poland in Central Europe. These lively pups have a maximum life expectancy of 16 years, and an average life expectancy of 14 years.
Toy Manchester Terrier
The Toy Manchester TerrierÂ is less than 12 pounds. Their smooth, compact, muscular bodies express great power and agility, which these little dogs needed for their original job of killing vermin. The Toy Manchester has a maximum life expectancy of 16 years, and an average life expectancy of 15 years.