7 Dog Breeds with Shortest Life Span

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Great Dane

Despite their large size, Great Danes have a relatively short life span, averaging around 7-10 years due to their susceptibility to certain health issues.

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Irish Wolfhound

This gentle giant typically lives around 6-8 years, with their size contributing to a shorter life span compared to smaller breeds.

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Bernese Mountain Dog

Known for their loving nature, Bernese Mountain Dogs have a life expectancy of 6-8 years, often affected by various health conditions.

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Neapolitan Mastiff

With an average life span of 6-8 years, Neapolitan Mastiffs are prone to certain health issues that can impact their longevity.

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Bulldog

Bulldogs have a shorter life span of around 8-10 years due to their brachycephalic (flat-faced) structure, which can lead to respiratory problems.

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Boxer

Despite their playful and energetic nature, Boxers typically live around 9-11 years, with certain health concerns contributing to a shorter life span.

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Saint Bernard

Known for their massive size and gentle temperament, Saint Bernards have an average life span of 8-10 years, with size-related health issues affecting longevity.

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Scottish Deerhound

These sighthounds have a relatively short life span of around 8-10 years, with their size and predisposition to certain health conditions impacting longevity.

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Mastiff

Mastiffs have a life expectancy of around 6-10 years, with their large size and susceptibility to certain health issues influencing their shorter life span.

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Bloodhound

Bloodhounds typically live around 7-10 years, with their size and predisposition to certain health conditions contributing to a shorter life span.

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Newfoundland

Despite their gentle and loving demeanor, Newfoundlands have a life expectancy of around 8-10 years, with size-related health issues affecting longevity.

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Dogue de Bordeaux

This French Mastiff breed has an average life span of 5-8 years, with certain health conditions commonly affecting their shorter life expectancy.