Chihuahuas are one of the smallest dog breeds, named after the Mexican state. Sassy and sensitive, the Chihuahua can live up to 18 years.
An ancient Mediterranean breed that may have originated from the Bichon Frisé, the Maltese can live up to 14 years.
The Pomeranian, the smallest member of the Spitz family, has a large-dog disposition like its progenitors. Dogs with good genes and a healthy lifestyle live longer, like people.
Yorkies are fearless, inquisitive, and enthusiastic. Yorkies are prone to patellar luxation and can live up to 16 years. Legg-Calve-Perthes
The Shetland Sheepdog is a medium-sized working breed that shares genetic features with the Collie and is exceptionally loyal. 12-to-14-year lifespan
Since its development in 17th-century France, the Papillon has been a popular companion dog. Papillons are smart and obedient toy breeds. 15-year lifespan
The Lhasa Apso is a petite, independent dog with a bold attitude despite its age. Lhasa Apsos are aloof with strangers yet loving and loyal to their owners.
Shih Tzus are easy to care for, although their coats require frequent grooming. Progressive retinal atrophy can affect the 16-year-old breed.
The Beagle, a calm and loving breed used as a hunting dog since the 1500s, can live to at least 13 with a healthy lifestyle