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Friday Factoid: Lifespan

Longevity in domestic dogs depends on the care they receive, their breed, and body size. 

In general, larger breeds have shorter lifespans. 

Many giant dog breeds average only 7 or 8 years, while some small terrier breeds might live as long as 20 years. 

The average lifespan for mixed-breed and midsize dogs is about 13 to 14 years. The longest-lived dog with reliable documentation died at 29 in 1939.

From dogfacts.org

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