A dog’s lifespan is often determined by genetic factors and habitat (climate, food, lifestyle, …). And in different breeds of dogs will often have different lifespans, there will be dog breeds that will have a shorter lifespan (usually larger dog breeds) than other dog breeds. Below we have listed 10 dog breeds with the shortest lifespan.
#1 – Dogue de Bordeaux (5-8 years)
Height: 23.27 inches (male), 23-26 inches (female)
Weight: 110 pounds & up (male), 99 pounds & up (female)
Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as the French Mastiff, is an ancient French breed. The French Mastiff is a large-headed dog, with wrinkles on the face, and has a jaw of a hunting dog. The French Mastiff is also an affectionate, loyal and brave dog.
#2 – Irish Wolfhound (6-8 years)
Height: 32 inches minimum (male), 30 inches minimum (female)
Weight: 120 pounds (male), 105 pounds (female)
The Irish Wolfhound is a talented hunting dog originating from Ireland. Previously, they were used as a wolf hunter, and their names also originated from here. Nowadays, Irish Wolfhounds are often favored for their loyalty, affection, patience, calm and devotion. in addition, they are generally introverted, intelligent, and reserved in character, not barking nor too aggressive.
#3 – Neapolitan Mastiff (7-9 years)
Height: 26-31 inches (male), 24-29 inches (female)
Weight: 150 pounds (male), 110 pounds (female)
The Neapolitan Mastiff is a large guard dog, with a wrinkled face and saggy facial skin. Neapolitan Mastiff is originally from Italy. They are loyal dogs, somewhat gentle and sweet, always alert. The Neapolitan Mastiff is a dog that requires early training and socialization.
#4 – Bullmastiff (7-9 years)
Height: 25-27 inches (male), 24-26 inches (female)
Weight: 110-130 pounds (male), 100-120 pounds (female)
The Bullmastiff is a combination of two breeds Bulldog and Mastiff, they are originated from the United Kingdom. In addition to their large, strong appearance, the Bullmastiff is also a affectionate, loyal and brave dog, which helps them to become reliable guardians and companions in families.
#5 – Leonberger (9 years)
Height: 28-31.5 inches (male), 25.5-29.5 inches (female)
Weight: 110-170 pounds (male), 90-140 pounds (female)
The Leonberger is a large dog originating from Germany, and is named after the city of Leonberg in Germany. The Leonberger is known for his appearance with the thick fur around his neck and chest that makes them very similar to the lion’s mane. The Leonberger is an intelligent, loyal, friendly, kindly, gentle and playful dog. In addition, because of their gentleness, they also have other nicknames such as: “Gentle Lion”, “Gentle Giant”.
#6 – English Mastiff (6-10 years)
Height: 30 inches & up (male), 27.5 inches & up (female)
Weight: 160-230 pounds (male), 120-170 pounds (female)
English Mastiff, also known as Mastiff, is the largest weight dog in the world, originating from the United Kingdom. The English Mastiff is known for being a big, strong, brave, decent, gentle, kind dog. They are great companions and guardians for their families. However, the English Mastiff is a very lazy dog, and loves to sleep so they need to be exercised regularly to prevent lazy behavior and prevent some health problems.
#7 – Bernese Mountain Dog (7-10 years)
Height: 25-27.5 inches (male), 23-26 inches (female)
Weight: 80-115 pounds (male), 70-95 pounds (female)
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large-sized breed of working dog originating from Switzerland. They have a large appearance with a thick, silky, and moderately long coat is tricolored: jet black, clear white, and rust. The Bernese Mountain dog is an intelligent, loving, gentle, playful dog, easy to train, friendly with other pets and very gentle with children. however, they drool and shed pretty heavily and they are also prone to separation anxiety, so they will not be suitable for families that aren’t home for long periods of time.
#8 – Great Dane (7-10 years)
Height: 30-32 inches (male), 28-30 inches (female)
Weight: 140-175 pounds (male), 110-140 pounds (female)
The Great Dane is a large breed of working dog originating from Germany. Great Dane has its regal appearance, strength and elegance with great size and a powerful, well-formed, smoothly muscled body. They are very gentle, friendly, and rarely bark, coupled with an elegant appearance. The Great Dane is a sweet, friendly, affection, gentle and reliable companion, they are also a good guardian, alert for the family.
#9 – Saint Bernard (8-10 years)
Height: 28-30 inches (males), 26-28 inches (female)
Weight: 140-180 pounds (male), 120-140 pounds (female)
The Saint Bernard is a large, extremely strong and muscular dog breed. They are loved and famous throughout the world. Originally, Saint Bernard was used as a rescue dog in the Alps. Nowadays, the Saint Bernard is appearing in many happy families, because they are quiet, devoted, and friendly dogs and they sleep a lot.
#10 – Newfoundland (9-10 years)
Height: 28 inches (male), 26 inches (female)
Weight: 130-150 pounds (male), 100-120 pounds (female)
The Newfoundland is also known by another name is Newfie, is a large working dog originating from Newfoundland and Labrador (is the easternmost province of Canada). In addition to its large, strong appearance, this breed is better known for its sweet, cute, sociable, patient, rarely barking personality. Newfie also particularly likes water and they can work underwater, for rescue cases. Newfie can overcome rough ocean waves and powerful tides. They can swim long distances due to their huge lung capacity, and withstand the cold of cold water due to their thick, waterproof coat.