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10 dog breeds that live a long time

By: Mary Jo DiLonardo on March 23, 2016, 7:07 p.m.
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Around for the long haul

One of the most heartbreaking things about loving dogs is that our canine best friends don't live as long as we do. Typically, smaller dogs tend to have greater lifespans that larger ones. Large dogs age at an accelerated pace, and “their lives seem to unwind in fast motion,” researcher Cornelia Kraus, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Göttingen in Germany, told LiveScience.

With help from the American Kennel Club, we did some research to come up with a list of 10 of the longest-living dog breeds.