Chihuahua: Long-lived, needs exercise, mental stimulation, and training. Prone to heart, dental, and eye issues. Generally healthy, 15-20 years.
Dachshunds can live over 15yrs, but face health issues like back problems & dental disease. Chanel, oldest dachshund, lived 21yrs (2009).
Sassy toy poodles make great family pets with long lifespans (16-18 yrs), but need mental stimulation and may suffer from orthopedic/eye issues.
Jack Russell terrier: Small breed, often lives up to 16 years. Oldest recorded was Willie, 20 in 2014. Bred for work, high energy. #JackRussell
Shih Tzus: Friendly, adaptable companions. Live 14+ years. Need short walks, grooming. Prone to orthopedic, dental, skin, eye issues.
Maltese: Healthy, social small breed, 15-year lifespan. Needs training to avoid separation anxiety. Prone to dental issues.
Yorkshire Terriers: Popular toy breed with intelligence & terrier traits. Loyal, affectionate, and may live 13-15 yrs with proper care. Vet teeth cleanings recommended.
Pomeranians: Friendly, loyal mini guard dogs. Trainable, live 14-16 years. Health concerns: heart disease, tracheal collapse, patella issues, dental.
Shiba Inu: Medium-sized, strong-willed & loyal breed with 14-16 year lifespan. Clean, quiet & generally healthy with proper care. Prone to allergies.
Australian cattle dogs: Long lifespan (oldest Bluey lived 29yrs). Smart, high working drive. Thrive in active homes & dog sports. Mid-teens lifespan.