Chihuahuas live long, need exercise, mental stimulation, and training. They're generally healthy but prone to heart, dental, and eye issues.
Dachshunds can live long lives, with a Guinness-record holder reaching 21yrs; however, obesity & dental issues can impact health & quality of life.
Toy poodles make great family pets, but they need lots of stimulation & can live up to 18 years. Be aware of health issues like orthopedic prblms, eye disorders & severe dental disease.
The Jack Russell is a small, energetic breed that may live up to 16 years; the oldest reached age 20. Bred for working, they retain that drive.
Shih Tzus are friendly & adaptable companion dogs. They require daily walks & brushing. They live to 14+ years & may have orthopedic, dental, skin & eye issues.
The Maltese is a healthy small breed that can live up to 15 years. They need lots of affection and training, but can suffer from separation anxiety & dental problems.
Yorkshire terriers are intelligent toy breed that are loyal & affectionate. They may have guarding & vocal traits but can live to 13-15 years with proper health care, including annual teeth cleanings.
Pomeranians are friendly but bossy. Loyal and great family pets. Can live 14-16 yrs. Common health concerns: heart disease, collapsed trachea, patellas, teeth decay. Needs consistent training.
Shiba Inu have long lifespan (14-16 yrs). They are strong-willed, aloof, clean, quiet & loyal. Require preventative care (be aware of allergies). Ideal if you can handle their strong personality.
The Australian cattle dog, known as the blue heeler, can live into the mid-teens & is very smart & active. The oldest ever lived to 29. Perfect for active homes & participating in dog sports.