The longest-lived dog breeds, according to research

Dogs have traditionally been considered humans' best friends. Why? They bring companionship, unconditional love, safety, and most importantly, happiness.

Pet ownership in the U.S. exploded in the last 30 years. According to the American Pet Products Association, 66% of U.S.

households own a pet in 2023, up from 56% in 1988. Millennials own the most pets, followed by Gen Xers.

Naturally, there are many factors to consider when choosing a dog breed, including the size of your home and city, your family, your allergies, your budget, and even your memories of a previous pet.

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According to a 2017 Swedish study in Scientific Reports, keeping a dog may improve happiness and life lengths, but not the other way around. 

In addition to frequent vet visits, healthy diets, and daily exercise, certain dog traits promote longevity.

 It's important to know which dog breeds live longer when choosing a breed, depending on your lifestyle and budget.

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