Which dog breeds have the longest life expectancy? 

The inevitable demise of our beloved canine companions is one of life's worst disappointments. 

Although nothing is ever guaranteed, the canine varieties presented here have a reputation for living quite a while. 

It's worth noting, though, that variables like size, breed, and lifestyle do affect dogs' lifespans. 

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Take a look at the slides below if you want a pet that will be around for a while.  

After Queen Victoria fell in love with one in Florence, Italy, and took it back to England,  

this breed became popular in 1888. It had an average life expectancy of 14 years.  

These smart dogs are perfect for those who aren't sure what they're doing or who have never trained a dog before.  

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