Our pets have a special place in our hearts, endearing us with furry cuddles and slobbery kisses. When adding a fuzzy new member to the family, whether a mixed-breed canine or a purebred pup, it’s important to consider the breed’s life span — you want to keep your loving companion around for as long as possible. Though only one mixed breed can compete with the average life span of a purebred rat terrier, which hovers around 19 years, many still can provide years of puppy love.
The data team at PetBreeds, a part of the Graphiq network, rounded up all of the mixed-breed dogs and ranked them based on their life expectancy.
Note: Ties between average life expectancy were broken based on maximum life expectancy, and all other ties are listed alphabetically.