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These are the American dog breeds that have survived the longest


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    Sadly, dogs don ’ t live as long as people. The average lifespan of a dog is between 10 and 13 years, but some can live much longer. To determine the dog breeds that have the longest life expectancy, 24/7 Tempo reviewed the life expectancy of nearly 300 dog breeds listed by the American Kennel Club. Scroll through to learn more.

    Sadly, dogs don’t live as long as people. The average lifespan of a dog is between 10 and 13 years, but some can live much longer. To determine the dog breeds that have the longest life expectancy, 24/7 Tempo reviewed the life expectancy of nearly 300 dog breeds listed by the American Kennel Club. Scroll through to learn more.

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    46. Wetterhoun • Life expectancy: 13 years • Popularity: Not ranked • Height: 23 inches (male), 21.5 inches (female) • Weight: 50-75 pounds • Temperament: Loyal, good-natured, intelligent

    46. Wetterhoun
    • Life expectancy: 13 years
    • Popularity: Not ranked
    • Height:23 inches (male), 21.5 inches (female)
    • Weight: 50-75 pounds
    • Temperament: Loyal, good-natured, intelligent

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    45. Croatian sheepdog • Life expectancy: 13-14 years • Popularity: Not ranked • Height: 16-20 inches • Weight: 29-44 pounds • Temperament: Loyal, active, alert and intelligent

    45. Croatian sheepdog
    • Life expectancy:
    13-14 years
    • Popularity:Not ranked
    • Height: 16-20 inches
    • Weight: 29-44 pounds
    • Temperament:Loyal, active, alert and intelligent

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    44. Basenji • Life expectancy: 13-14 years • Popularity: 86 out of 197 • Height: 17 inches (male), 16 inches (female) • Weight: 24 pounds (male), 22 pounds (female) • Temperament: Independent, smart, poised

    44. Basenji
    • Life expectancy: 13-14 years
    • Popularity:86 out of 197
    • Height: 17 inches (male), 16 inches (female)
    • Weight:24 pounds (male), 22 pounds (female)
    • Temperament: Independent, smart, poised

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    43. Stabyhoun • Life expectancy: 13-15 years • Popularity: Not ranked • Height: 19-21 inches • Weight: 40-60 pounds • Temperament: Intelligent, responsive, loving

    43. Stabyhoun
    • Life expectancy:
    13-15 years
    • Popularity: Not ranked
    • Height:19-21 inches
    • Weight:40-60 pounds
    • Temperament:Intelligent, responsive, loving

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    42. Kromfohrlander • Life expectancy: 13-15 years • Popularity: Not ranked • Height: 15-18 inches • Weight: 20-35 pounds • Temperament: Intelligent, active, sensitive

    42. Kromfohrlander
    • Life expectancy: 13-15 years
    • Popularity: Not ranked
    • Height:15-18 inches
    • Weight: 20-35 pounds
    • Temperament: Intelligent, active, sensitive

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    41. German spitz • Life expectancy: 13-15 years • Popularity: Not ranked • Height: 12-15 inches • Weight: 24-26 pounds • Temperament: Devoted, lively, attentive

    41. German spitz
    • Life expectancy: 13-15 years
    • Popularity: Not ranked
    • Height:12-15 inches
    • Weight: 24-26 pounds
    • Temperament:Devoted, lively, attentive

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    40. Bergamasco sheepdog • Life expectancy: 13-15 years • Popularity: 173 out of 197 • Height: 23.5 inches (male), 22 inches (female) • Weight: 70-84 pounds (male), 57-71 pounds (female) • Temperament: Independent, sociable, intelligent

    40. Bergamasco sheepdog
    • Life expectancy:13-15 years
    • Popularity:173 out of 197
    • Height: 23.5 inches (male), 22 inches (female)
    • Weight: 70-84 pounds (male), 57-71 pounds (female)
    • Temperament: Independent, sociable, intelligent

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    39. Finnish spitz • Life expectancy: 13-15 years • Popularity: 187 out of 197 • Height: 17.5-20 inches (male), 15.5-18 inches (female) • Weight: 25-33 pounds (male), 20-28 pounds (female) • Temperament: Friendly, good-natured, lively

    39. Finnish spitz
    • Life expectancy:13-15 years
    • Popularity:187 out of 197
    • Height: 17.5-20 inches (male), 15.5-18 inches (female)
    • Weight: 25-33 pounds (male), 20-28 pounds (female)
    • Temperament: Friendly, good-natured, lively

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    38. Sussex spaniel • Life expectancy: 13-15 years • Popularity: 172 out of 197 • Height: 13-15 inches • Weight: 35-45 pounds • Temperament: Friendly, merry, even-tempered

    38. Sussex spaniel
    • Life expectancy:13-15 years
    • Popularity: 172 out of 197
    • Height: 13-15 inches
    • Weight: 35-45 pounds
    • Temperament:Friendly, merry, even-tempered

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    37. Grand basset griffon Vend é en • Life expectancy: 13-15 years • Popularity: 188 out of 197 • Height: 16-18 inches • Weight: 40-45 pounds • Temperament: Independent, happy, outgoing

    37. Grand basset griffon Vendéen
    • Life expectancy:
    13-15 years
    • Popularity: 188 out of 197
    • Height:16-18 inches
    • Weight:40-45 pounds
    • Temperament:Independent, happy, outgoing

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    35. Parson Russell terrier • Life expectancy: 13-15 years • Popularity: 115 out of 197 • Height: 14 inches (male), 13 inches (female) • Weight: 13-17 pounds • Temperament: Friendly, clever, athletic

    35. Parson Russell terrier
    • Life expectancy:13-15 years
    • Popularity:115 out of 197
    • Height: 14 inches (male), 13 inches (female)
    • Weight:13-17 pounds
    • Temperament:Friendly, clever, athletic

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    34. Irish terrier • Life expectancy: 13-15 years • Popularity: 120 out of 197 • Height: 18 inches • Weight: 27 pounds (male), 25 pounds (female) • Temperament: Bold, dashing, tenderhearted

    34. Irish terrier
    • Life expectancy:13-15 years
    • Popularity:120 out of 197
    • Height: 18 inches • Weight: 27 pounds (male), 25 pounds (female)
    • Temperament: Bold, dashing, tenderhearted

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    33. Silky terrier • Life expectancy: 13-15 years • Popularity: 108 out of 197 • Height: 9-10 inches • Weight: around 10 pounds • Temperament: Friendly, quick, keenly alert

    33. Silky terrier
    • Life expectancy:13-15 years
    • Popularity: 108 out of 197
    • Height: 9-10 inches
    • Weight: around 10 pounds
    • Temperament:Friendly, quick, keenly alert

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    32. Toy fox terrier • Life expectancy: 13-15 years • Popularity: 113 out of 197 • Height: 9-12 inches • Weight: 4-7 pounds • Temperament: Friendly, alert, intelligent

    32. Toy fox terrier
    • Life expectancy: 13-15 years
    • Popularity:113 out of 197
    • Height: 9-12 inches
    • Weight:4-7 pounds
    • Temperament:Friendly, alert, intelligent

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    31. Cairn terrier • Life expectancy: 13-15 years • Popularity: 73 out of 197 • Height: 10 inches (male), 9.5 inches (female) • Weight: 14 pounds (male), 13 pounds (female) • Temperament: Alert, cheerful, busy

    31. Cairn terrier
    • Life expectancy:13-15 years
    • Popularity:73 out of 197
    • Height: 10 inches (male), 9.5 inches (female)
    • Weight:14 pounds (male), 13 pounds (female)
    • Temperament:Alert, cheerful, busy

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    30. West highland white terrier • Life expectancy: 13-15 years • Popularity: 44 out of 197 • Height: 11 inches (male). 10 inches, female inches • Weight: 15-20 pounds • Temperament: Loyal, happy, entertaining

    30. West highland white terrier
    • Life expectancy: 13-15 years
    • Popularity:44 out of 197
    • Height: 11 inches (male). 10 inches, female inches
    • Weight: 15-20 pounds
    • Temperament: Loyal, happy, entertaining

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    29. Pug • Life expectancy: 13-15 years • Popularity: 29 out of 197 • Height: 10-13 inches • Weight: 14-18 pounds • Temperament: Charming, mischievous, loving

    29. Pug
    • Life expectancy:13-15 years
    • Popularity: 29 out of 197
    • Height: 10-13 inches
    • Weight: 14-18 pounds
    • Temperament:Charming, mischievous, loving

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    28. Alaskan klee kai • Life expectancy: 13-16 years • Popularity: Not ranked • Height: 13-17 inches • Weight: 6-25 pounds • Temperament: Loyal, intelligent, vigilant

    28. Alaskan klee kai
    • Life expectancy: 13-16 years
    • Popularity: Not ranked
    • Height: 13-17 inches
    • Weight:6-25 pounds
    • Temperament: Loyal, intelligent, vigilant

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    27. Standard schnauzer • Life expectancy: 13-16 years • Popularity: 92 out of 197 • Height: 18.5-19.5 inches (male), 17.5-18.5 inches (female) • Weight: 35-50 pounds (male), 30-45 pounds (female) • Temperament: Fearless, smart, spirited

    27. Standard schnauzer
    • Life expectancy:13-16 years
    • Popularity: 92 out of 197
    • Height: 18.5-19.5 inches (male), 17.5-18.5 inches (female)
    • Weight: 35-50 pounds (male), 30-45 pounds (female)
    • Temperament: Fearless, smart, spirited

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    26. Shiba inu • Life expectancy: 13-16 years • Popularity: 43 out of 197 • Height: 14.5-16.5 inches (male), 13.5-15.5 inches (female) • Weight : 23 pounds (male), 17 pounds (female) • Temperament: Alert, active, attentive

    26. Shiba inu
    • Life expectancy: 13-16 years
    • Popularity: 43 out of 197
    • Height: 14.5-16.5 inches (male), 13.5-15.5 inches (female)
    • Weight: 23 pounds (male), 17 pounds (female)
    • Temperament:Alert, active, attentive

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    25. Xoloitzcuintli • Life expectancy: 13-18 years • Popularity: 131 out of 197 • Height: 10-14 inches (toy), 14-18 inches (miniature), 18-23 inches (standard) • Weight: 10-15 pounds (toy), 15-30 pounds (miniature), 30-55 pounds (standard) • Temperament: Loyal, alert, calm

    25. Xoloitzcuintli
    • Life expectancy:13-18 years
    • Popularity:131 out of 197
    • Height: 10-14 inches (toy), 14-18 inches (miniature), 18-23 inches (standard)
    • Weight:10-15 pounds (toy), 15-30 pounds (miniature), 30-55 pounds (standard)
    • Temperament: Loyal, alert, calm

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    24. Chinese crested • Life expectancy: 13-18 years • Popularity: 79 out of 197 • Height: 11-13 inches • Weight: 8-12 pounds • Temperament: Affectionate, alert, lively

    24. Chinese crested
    • Life expectancy:13-18 years
    • Popularity: 79 out of 197
    • Height:11-13 inches
    • Weight: 8-12 pounds
    • Temperament:Affectionate, alert, lively

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    23. Pudelpointer • Life expectancy: ~14 years • Popularity: out of 197 • Height: 22-26 inches • Weight: 45-70 pounds • Temperament: Friendly, smart, willing to please

    23. Pudelpointer
    • Life expectancy: ~14 years
    • Popularity: out of 197
    • Height: 22-26 inches
    • Weight:45-70 pounds
    • Temperament: Friendly, smart, willing to please

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    22. Portuguese pointer • Life expectancy: ~14 years • Popularity: out of 197 • Height: 21-22 inches • Weight: 35-59 pounds • Temperament: Affectionate, smart, energetic

    22. Portuguese pointer
    • Life expectancy: ~14 years
    • Popularity:out of 197
    • Height:21-22 inches
    • Weight: 35-59 pounds
    • Temperament:Affectionate, smart, energetic

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    21. Jindo • Life expectancy: ~14 years • Popularity: Not ranked • Height: 18-22 inches • Weight: 30-50 pounds • Temperament: Alert, intelligent, bold

    21. Jindo
    • Life expectancy:~14 years
    • Popularity: Not ranked
    • Height: 18-22 inches
    • Weight:30-50 pounds
    • Temperament: Alert, intelligent, bold

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    20. Italian greyhound • Life expectancy: 14-15 years • Popularity: 69 out of 197 • Height: 13-15 inches • Weight: 7-14 pounds • Temperament: Playful, alert, sensitive

    20. Italian greyhound
    • Life expectancy:14-15 years
    • Popularity:69 out of 197
    • Height: 13-15 inches
    • Weight:7-14 pounds
    • Temperament: Playful, alert, sensitive

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    19. Bichon Frise • Life expectancy: 14-15 years • Popularity: 45 out of 197 • Height : 10-12 inches • Weight: 12-18 pounds • Temperament: Playful, curious, peppy

    19. Bichon Frise
    • Life expectancy:14-15 years
    • Popularity: 45 out of 197
    • Height: 10-12 inches
    • Weight: 12-18 pounds
    • Temperament: Playful, curious, peppy

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    18. Teddy Roosevelt terrier • Life expectancy: 14-16 years • Popularity: Not ranked • Height: 8-15 inches • Weight: 8-25 pounds • Temperament: Playful, versatile, intelligent

    18. Teddy Roosevelt terrier
    • Life expectancy:14-16 years
    • Popularity:Not ranked
    • Height: 8-15 inches
    • Weight: 8-25 pounds
    • Temperament: Playful, versatile, intelligent

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    17. American hairless terrier • Life expectancy: 14-16 years • Popularity: 129 out of 197 • Height: 12-16 inches • Weight: 12-16 pounds • Temperament: Energetic, alert, curious

    17. American hairless terrier
    • Life expectancy: 14-16 years
    • Popularity:129 out of 197
    • Height: 12-16 inches
    • Weight:12-16 pounds
    • Temperament:Energetic, alert, curious

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    16. German wirehaired pointer • Life expectancy : 14-16 years • Popularity: 60 out of 197 • Height: 24-26 inches (male), minimum 22 inches (female) • Weight : 50-70 pounds • Temperament: Affectionate, eager, enthusiastic

    16. German wirehaired pointer
    • Life expectancy: 14-16 years
    • Popularity:60 out of 197
    • Height:24-26 inches (male), minimum 22 inches (female)
    • Weight: 50-70 pounds
    • Temperament: Affectionate, eager, enthusiastic

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    15. Papillon • Life expectancy: 14-16 years • Popularity: 53 out of 197 • Height: 8-11 inches • Weight: 5-10 pounds • Temperament: Friendly, alert, happy

    15. Papillon
    • Life expectancy: 14-16 years
    • Popularity: 53 out of 197
    • Height: 8-11 inches
    • Weight: 5-10 pounds
    • Temperament: Friendly, alert, happy

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    14. Belgian malinois • Life expectancy: 14-16 years • Popularity: 37 out of 197 • Height: 24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female) • Weight : 60-80 pounds (male), 40-60 pounds (female) • Temperament: Confident, smart, hardworking

    14. Belgian malinois
    • Life expectancy:14-16 years
    • Popularity: 37 out of 197
    • Height:24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female)
    • Weight: 60-80 pounds (male), 40-60 pounds (female)
    • Temperament: Confident, smart, hardworking

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    13. Chihuahua • Life expectancy: 14-16 years • Popularity: 34 out of 197 • Height: 5-8 inches • Weight: not exceeding 6 pounds • Temperament: Charming, graceful, sassy

    13. Chihuahua
    • Life expectancy:14-16 years
    • Popularity:34 out of 197
    • Height: 5-8 inches
    • Weight: not exceeding 6 pounds
    • Temperament:Charming, graceful, sassy

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    12. Havanese • Life expectancy: 14-16 years • Popularity: 24 out of 197 • Height: 9-12 inches • Weight: 7-13 pounds • Temperament: Intelligent, outgoing, funny

    12. Havanese
    • Life expectancy: 14-16 years
    • Popularity: 24 out of 197
    • Height: 9-12 inches
    • Weight: 7-13 pounds
    • Temperament:Intelligent, outgoing, funny

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    11. Norrbottenspets • Life expectancy : 14-17 years • Popularity: Not ranked • Height: 17-18 inches • Weight: 20-30 pounds • Temperament: Fearless, agile, attentive

    11. Norrbottenspets
    • Life expectancy: 14-17 years
    • Popularity: Not ranked
    • Height: 17-18 inches
    • Weight: 20-30 pounds
    • Temperament: Fearless, agile, attentive

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    10. Hamiltonstovare • Life expectancy: 14-17 years • Popularity: Not ranked • Height: 19-24 inches • Weight: 40-75 pounds • Temperament: Agile, versatile, regal

    10. Hamiltonstovare
    • Life expectancy: 14-17 years
    • Popularity: Not ranked
    • Height: 19-24 inches
    • Weight: 40-75 pounds
    • Temperament: Agile, versatile, regal

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    9. Drever • Life expectancy: ~15 years • Popularity: Not ranked • Height: 12-15 inches • Weight: 35-40 pounds • Temperament: Loyal, even-tempered, determined

    9. Drever
    • Life expectancy: ~15 years
    • Popularity: Not ranked
    • Height: 12-15 inches
    Weight:35-40 pounds
    • Temperament: Loyal, even-tempered, determined

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    8. L ö wchen • Life expectancy: 15+ years • Popularity: 168 out of 197 • Height: 11-13 inches • Weight : 10-15 pounds • Temperament: Affectionate, outgoing, positive

    8. Löwchen
    • Life expectancy: 15+ years
    • Popularity: 168 out of 197
    • Height: 11-13 inches
    • Weight: 10-15 pounds
    • Temperament: Affectionate, outgoing, positive

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    7. Tibetan terrier • Life expectancy: 15-16 years • Popularity : 99 out of 197 • Height: 14-17 inches • Weight: 18-30 pounds (male), slightly smaller (female) • Temperament: Affectionate, loyal, sensitive

    7. Tibetan terrier
    • Life expectancy: 15-16 years
    • Popularity: 99 out of 197
    • Height: 14-17 inches
    • Weight: 18-30 pounds (male), slightly smaller (female)
    • Temperament:Affectionate, loyal, sensitive

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    6. Manchester terrier (toy) • Life expectancy: 15-17 years • Popularity: 132 out of 197 • Height: 10-12 inches • Weight: under 12 pounds • Temperament: Agile, spirited, intelligent

    6. Manchester terrier (toy)
    • Life expectancy:15-17 years
    • Popularity: 132 out of 197
    • Height: 10-12 inches
    • Weight: under 12 pounds
    • Temperament:Agile, spirited, intelligent

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    5. Manchester terrier (standard) • Life expectancy: 15-17 years • Popularity: 132 out of 197 • Height: 15-16 inches • Weight: 12-22 pounds • Temperament: Spirited, sright, keenly observant

    5. Manchester terrier (standard)
    • Life expectancy:15-17 years
    • Popularity: 132 out of 197
    • Height: 15-16 inches
    • Weight: 12-22 pounds
    • Temperament: Spirited, sright, keenly observant

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    4. Lagotto romagnolo • Life expectancy : 15-17 years • Popularity: 88 out of 197 • Height: 28.5-35 pounds (male), 24-31 pounds (female) • Weight: 17-19 inches (male), 16-18 inches (female) • Temperament: Affectionate, keen, undemanding

    4. Lagotto romagnolo
    • Life expectancy: 15-17 years
    • Popularity: 88 out of 197
    • Height: 28.5-35 pounds (male), 24-31 pounds (female)
    • Weight: 17-19 inches (male), 16-18 inches (female)
    • Temperament: Affectionate, keen, undemanding

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    3. Coton de Tulear • Life expectancy: 15-19 years • Popularity: 80 out of 197 • Height: 10-11 inches (male), 9-10 inches (female) • Weight: 9-15 pounds (male), 8-13 pounds (female) • Temperament: Charming, bright, happy-go-lucky

    3. Coton de Tulear
    • Life expectancy: 15-19 years
    • Popularity:80 out of 197
    • Height:10-11 inches (male), 9-10 inches (female)
    • Weight: 9-15 pounds (male), 8-13 pounds (female)
    • Temperament: Charming, bright, happy-go-lucky

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    2. Biewer terrier • Life expectancy : 16 years • Popularity: Not ranked • Height: 7-11 inches • Weight: 4-8 pounds • Temperament: Intelligent, devoted, amusing

    2. Biewer terrier
    • Life expectancy: 16 years
    • Popularity: Not ranked
    • Height: 7-11 inches
    • Weight: 4-8 pounds
    • Temperament:Intelligent, devoted, amusing

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    1. Pyrenean shepherd • Life expectancy: Late teens • Popularity: 182 out of 197 • Height: 16-21 inches • Weight: 15-30 pounds • Temperament: affectionate, active, enthusiastic

    1. Pyrenean shepherd
    Life expectancy: Late teens
    Popularity: 182 out of 197
    Height:16-21 inches
    Weight:15-30 pounds
    Temperament:affectionate, active, enthusiastic

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