10 Shortest-living dog breeds

1. Irish Wolfhound

AKC's tallest breed lives the shortest. The huge Irish wolfhound is recognized for its speed, guardianship, and size. Their average lifespan is  6.2 years.

2. Bulldog

Bulldogs are brave and friendly. Fans love the dog's droopy lips, pushed-in snout, and wrinkled brow. Their average lifespan is 6.7 years.

3. Bernese Mountain dog

The Bernese Mountain dog's beautiful markings, fluffy hair, and massive body are intriguing. These dogs love chilly weather and are social butterflies due to their fur. They live 7 years on average.

4. Mastiff

Modern mastiffs originated in medieval England. Dogs are gentle with family yet wary of strangers. Their average lifespan is 7.5.

5. Great Dane

Great Danes are taller than most canines and many people while standing on their hind legs. Though large, these dogs are kind and friendly. Their average lifespan is 8.4 year.

England's big working dogs caught exotic game, including poachers. Although short-lived, bullmastiffs are good family pets and security dogs. They live 8.6 years on average.

6. Bullmastiff

8. Saint Bernard

Large, friendly Saint Bernards have fluffy coats and wrinkled brows. They are great nanny dogs and rescue Alps travelers. Their average lifespan is 9-year.

9. Rhodesian ridgeback

The Rhodesian ridgeback's ridge is a fine hairline that extends rearward along its back. These agile, independent dogs may be loyal friends. They live 9.1 years.

10. Rottweiler

This enormous, powerful working breed would be a frightening attacker, but its sensitive temperament makes it a cuddle bug with its owners. Despite their toughness, Rottweilers are humorous. 9.8 years.

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