Vetstreet.com put out a list of the top 10 longest living dogs. I guess this caught my eye because my wife's family dog just died not too long ago, and it's definitely a sad fact of life that unless it's an African Gray parrot you're always going to outlive your pets. These pooches will be with you the longest number of years:

  • Chihuahua - up to 20
  • Dachshund - up to 17
  • Pomeranian - 15 +
  • Lhasa Apso - 12 - 15
  • Toy Poodle - 14 - 18
  • Shih Tzu - up to 18
  • Australian Cattle Dog - up to 15
  • Cardigan Welsh Corgi - up to 14
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi - up to 14
  • Podengo Pequeno - up to 16

Read more about these breeds and their longevity here.