Here are the 10 record-breaking dog breeds that have lived the longest lives

In the past 18 months, many of us have welcomed a new four-legged friend into our homes as dog ownership in the Kennel Club has increased nearly eight percent from 2020.

But with 221 different breeds of purebred dogs to choose from, there is a lot to think about before choosing your perfect puppy – whether you want a large dog, a family-friendly dog, or a crossbreed.

One of the terrible truths of dog ownership is that we will likely outlive our beloved pet, with the average dog only living to be 10-13 years old – but some live significantly longer than others.

Here are the 10 record breaking breeds that have lived the longest lives, according to Guinness World Records.

Bluey, the Australian Cattle Dog, lived an incredible 29 years and 160 days. Bluey died on November 14, 1939 and has held the record for longest living dog for more than 80 years.

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Butch the Beagle lived in the United States for an amazing 28 years and died in 2003. The average Beagle lives between 12 and 15 years of age.

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The record for the UK’s longest living dog goes to Taffy the Welsh Collie, who lived 27 years and 211 days.

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The average pug lives between 12 and 15 years of age, but South African snookie outperformed the chances of living a remarkable 27 years and 284 days.

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