Top 10 Dog Breeds With The Shortest Lifespan

Sadly, larger dogs are prone to health issues at earlier stages in life. The accelerated growth of larger dogs is thought to cause an array of health problems. Although it is unknown to what actually causes the numerous health problems, many link their short life span to breeding practices throughout the century.

9Rottweiler: 8-11 years

Rottweilers need lots of activities and exercise from a early age. The breed can develop numbers major health problems later in life. These health problems can include canine hip dysplasia, gastric torsion, bone cancer, and elbow dysplasia.


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