Special Report

Shortest (and Longest) Living Dog Breeds in the World

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30. English Bulldog
> Life expectancy: 11.0 years
> Height: 24 inches
> Weight: 50 pounds
> Easy to train?: No

Quiet and peaceful, it takes a tremendous amount of teasing to provoke the sweet-natured English bulldog.

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29. Giant Schnauzer
> Life expectancy: 11.0 years
> Height: 26 inches
> Weight: 70 pounds
> Easy to train?: Yes

The active and imposing giant schnauzer is also hypoallergenic. So while this breed may not tend to live as long as many others, it is a great companion for pet lovers who are allergic to dogs.

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28. Ibizan Hound
> Life expectancy: 11.0 years
> Height: 25 inches
> Weight: 50 pounds
> Easy to train?: No

The Ibizan hound is a historic dog. It is mostly recognized for its familiar ears and elongated head that resembles Anubis, ancient Egypt’s protector of the dead.

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27. Irish Water Spaniel
> Life expectancy: 11.0 years
> Height: 23 inches
> Weight: 60 pounds
> Easy to train?: Yes

The Irish water spaniel is hypoallergenic and an avid swimmer. While not the tallest breed, it is also the tallest of all spaniels.

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26. Samoyed
> Life expectancy: 11.0 years
> Height: 22 inches
> Weight: 55 pounds
> Easy to train?: No

This smiling dog was bred for hard work in cold terrains with its heavy and weather-resistant coat.