Special Report

Shortest (and Longest) Living Dog Breeds in the World

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35. Belgian Malinois
> Life expectancy: 11.0 years
> Height: 25 inches
> Weight: 68 pounds
> Easy to train?: Yes

The Belgian Malinois, a big, high-energy dog, got its name after being bred in the Belgian city of Malines.

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34. Borzoi
> Life expectancy: 11.0 years
> Height: 28 inches
> Weight: 90 pounds
> Easy to train?: No

Bred to be swift and strong hunters, the borzoi can reach speeds of 35 to 40 miles per hour. Compared to the nearly 150 breeds reviewed, the Borzoi is the eighth tallest.

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33. Bouvier Des Flandres
> Life expectancy: 11.0 years
> Height: 26 inches
> Weight: 95 pounds
> Easy to train?: Yes

Originally used as a cattle herd and farm helper, the Bouvier Des Flandres is an imposing breed with a big heart.

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32. Briard
> Life expectancy: 11.0 years
> Height: 25 inches
> Weight: 85 pounds
> Easy to train?: No

The briard are large, wavy-haired dogs known for being agile on their feet.

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31. Chesapeake Bay Retriever
> Life expectancy: 11.0 years
> Height: 25 inches
> Weight: 73 pounds
> Easy to train?: Yes

This family-oriented dog has a waterproof coat that’s oily to the touch. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is the official Maryland State Dog.