The spunky Chihuahua has a delicate body and beautiful, round eyes. Similar to people, how much a dog's body is stressed affects ageing.
Maltese, an ancient Mediterranean breed originated from the Bichon Frise, can live up to 14 years. Maltese are fearless despite their size.
The Pomeranian, the smallest member of the Spitz family, has been a favourite companion dog for decades. Lifespan up to 16 years
Yorkshire terriers are lively, bold, and curious. Small and delicate, Yorkies can live up to 16 years but are prone to patellar luxation and Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.
The Shetland Sheepdog is a medium-sized working breed that shares genetic features with the Collie and is exceptionally loyal. 12 to 14-year lifetime.
Papillons are highly intelligent and obedient. The Papillon, now 15 years old, might have dental problems and patellar luxation.
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. 12 to 14-year lifetime.
A healthy, gentle hunting dog breed can live to 13 years old. This breed behaves well in the city and country, but it needs extra activity and a fenced yard.
China's ruling family kept Shih Tzus. Friendly Shih Tzus need short daily walks. Shih Tzus are easy to care for but require regular upkeep. 16-year-old