Most dog breed club web sites and many dog breed books provide an
estimate of how long a particular breed can be expected to live.
Actual data about pet dog longevity are surprisingly sparse and widely scattered.
This site was created to assemble data and sources in one location,
which also allows some interesting analyses.
Citations for the multi-breed and single-breed studies with longevity
All the longevity data for dog breeds and mixed breeds from the
For a handful of breeds, there are longevity data for more than one
time period. I used those data to look at longevity trends
A. A comparison of Vet School longevity data and longevities based on
B. Comparisons of breed longevities between countries
for which there are enough data to make a comparison
A look at how breed weight is (and sometimes isn't) related to
A comparison of breed longevities from surveys compared to breed
A few things I'd like to see in sampling design, analyses, and
reports of health and longevity surveys.
For visitors looking for the bottom lines.