These dogs are poodle-cocker spaniel hybrids. The spaniels keep them small, at most 24 pounds. Poodles give them longer lifespans and easygoing personalities. They average 16 years. 


The Lhasa Apso's long hair, small size, and squeaky bark make it noticeable. They're small and easy to train, making them good guard dogs. For 20 years, they've been cautious. 

Lhasa Apso

Chihuahuas are one of the smallest dog breeds, typically weighing 6–7 pounds. Sassy and energetic, these pups will show it. These pups bond with one person for 12–20 years. 


Australian Shepherds have long accompanied humans. These energetic pups, which evolved from great hunting dogs into great herders, thrive on tasks. Bluey, an Australian Shepherd, lived to 30 years old. 

Australian Shepherd

Toy Poodles don't shed and are small. Smart and obedient, they weigh about 10 pounds. Small size helps them live 16 years. 

toy poodle

Due to their small, active bodies, Shih Tzus live longer than larger dogs. These Chinese-bred companion dogs live from 10 to 16 years and make great pets worldwide. 

shih tzu

These energetic dogs know how to have fun. They're smart and make good indoor and outdoor companions with enough time outside. Since domestication, their lifespans have increased to 13–15 years. 

Jack Russell Terrier

These toy dogs have fearless but friendly personalities. They're descended from pups from the Central Mediterranean Area and now live 12–15 years. 


Anyone who loves Beagles knows they're full of spirit. Independent and proud, they're hard to train. Despite this, families love them and they make great friends since they live 12–15 years. 


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