A 15-year-old dachshund is frequent. Chanel is the world's oldest dachshund.


Sassy, intelligent toy poodles are terrific pets. Don't underestimate their energy or mental stimulation needs. Toy poodles often live 18 years. Orthopedic and ocular problems are common.

Toy Poodle

Jack Russell terriers can live 16 years. Willie, the eldest Jack Russell, turned 20 in 2014. Jack Russells were bred to labour, therefore they're energetic.

Jack Russell Terrier

Friendly shih tzus survive 15 years or longer. These companion dogs simply need brief walks and fun. Long coats require daily brushing or cutting. Generally healthy, but prone to orthopaedic and ocular problems.

Shih Tzu

Maltese are a healthy breed that can live 15 years or longer. This means kids can develop separation anxiety if left alone for long durations.


Yorkshire terriers are smart toy dogs, but they're not lap dogs. Despite being loyal and affectionate with their families, terriers have strong defending instincts and a noisy temperament. Yorkies often live 15 years or longer.

Yorkshire Terrier

Friendly Pomeranians can be domineering. These canines are loyal to their families and may act as guard dogs. Training can make them into ideal family pets that live 16 years or longer.


The shiba inu is a medium-sized breed with a 16-year lifetime. These strong-willed dogs aren't for everyone.

Shiba Inu

The Australian cattle dog (blue heeler) lives longer than similar-sized dogs. Bluey, an Australian livestock dog, lived until 1939. This Australian breed can live 16 years. These dogs are smart and motivated.

Australian Cattle Dog

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