A History of the Longevity of Dog Breeds

Our lives are brightened and enriched by dogs, who are devoted friends.  

While there are many variables that affect a dog's lifespan—genetics, environment, 

and care—some breeds are more known for having longer lifespans than others.  

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The normal lifespan of a Chow Chow, with its striking lion-like mane and reserved nature, is 9–15 years.  

Longevity is within reach for these strong and self-reliant dogs with the right kind of care,  

including frequent trips to the vet and attention to their individual health requirements. 

Famously smart and quick on their feet, Shetland Sheepdogs usually live between twelve and fifteen years. 

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