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Which type of dog lives the longest?  Science already has the answer

Which type of dog lives the longest? Science already has the answer

New research, published in Scientific reportsoffers an interesting insight into what determines longevity dog.

According to the study, taking into account factors such as race, gender, facial size and shape, a detailed report was created Average life expectancy Of these animals.

The results indicate that small dogs with long noses tend to live longer, while larger dogs with flat noses live shorter lives.

These promising results have the potential to help pet owners, animal shelters, dog breeders, and policymakers take more effective measures to ensure the well-being of these loyal companions.

Study indicates that a dog's appearance determines its longevity – Image: Reproduction

What affects the life expectancy of dogs?

The average life expectancy of dogs ranges between 10 and 13.7 years, and is affected by a series of factors, similar to what happens to dogs. Human beings.

These factors include everything from genetics to lifestyle, and it has recently been discovered that size also plays an important role in this aspect.

To explore these characteristics more broadly and identify potential patterns, scientists have conducted extensive research.

They collected new data from BreedsVeterinarians, pet insurance companies, charities and universities.

The dataset consists of information on 584,000 dogs in the UK, half of which have already died. The sample included both purebred and mixed dogs.

Among all the dogs analysed, the average age was 12.5 years. Regarding facial size and shape, it has been observed that small dogs with long noses tend to have a longer life expectancy.

The researchers noted that snub-nosed dogs, or dogs with short heads, face a number of known health problems, including breathing difficulties and heat intolerance.

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There was little difference between the genders Females They live slightly longer than males, with an average life expectancy of 12.7 years for females and 12.4 years for males.