According to the findings of a recent study, the breeds of dogs with flat faces, such as Pugs and French Bulldogs, have the shortest life expectancy.
The higher risk of breathing issues, skin fold infections, and spinal disease that brachycephalic dogs are exposed to causes them to have a shorter life expectancy, as stated by the veterinary experts at the Royal Veterinary College.
In spite of the fact that flat-faced dogs had a record-high number of puppy registrations in the year 2020, specialists are urging consumers to pause and reconsider their decision to purchase a dog with a short nose.
In order for the researchers to arrive at these conclusions, they conducted an examination of a random sample consisting of 30,563 dogs of 18 different breeds and crossbreeds to see how the life expectancy of each individual dog differs.
They were able to determine which breeds survive the longest by looking at dogs that passed away between 1 January 2016 and 31 July 2020. Unfortunately, they also discovered that breeds don’t live very long at all.
The average lifespan of a French Bulldog is 4.53 years, whereas the average lifespan of an English Bulldog is 7.39 years and the average lifespan of a Pug is 7.65 years. On the other side, research has shown that Jack Russell Terriers have the longest lifespan of any dog breed (12.72 years). After this came Yorkshire Terriers (12.5 years) and Border Collies (13.5 years) (12.1 years).