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10 Shortest Living Dog Breeds

#1 – Dogue de Bordeaux


Dogue de Bordeauxs, or French Mastiffs, are perhaps the shortest living dog breed in existence with a life expectancy of 5-8 years. What they lack in longevity, however, they make up for in their wonderful temperaments and easy care.

#2 – Great Dane


Great Danes are one of the most popular large breeds around, and it’s unfortunate they have a life span of only 6-8 years. Although the time spent with them may be shorter, these dogs are wonderful companions until the very end.

#3 – Bernese Mountain Dog


Another excellent companion that excels in the colder weather, Bernese Mountain Dogs resemble small bears. They have great temperaments and are devoted to their families. Like the Great Dane, however, the average life expectancy for this breed is 6-8 years.

#4 – Irish Wolfhound


Considered to be the largest breed of dog by height, the Irish Wolfhound really is huge. This prehistoric-looking breed has a life span of 6-10 years.

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