The level of care offered to the dog is one of the best predictors of a long, happy life for the dog, but there are other factors at play, including the dog's breed.
This breed's females typically live one year longer than their male counterparts.
Butch was the oldest known Beagle. He resided in Virginia and died in 2009 at the ripe old age of 27.
Aussies are noted for their superior herding skills, intelligence, and strong activity levels, and they are also one of the largest dogs on our list.
These "lions" were the sweethearts of the Chinese Ming Dynasty, and they now live long lives as companion animals around the globe.
The Lhasa apso with the longest recorded lifespan was 29 years old when it died in 1939.
This is a hybrid breed created by crossing a Cocker Spaniel with a Poodle.
These puppies are renowned for their high activity levels. Perhaps this is what sustains them for so long!