The chihuahua is one of the longest-lived dog breeds. Many survive past 15 years, with an occasional individual living as long as 18 to 20 years.
It's not uncommon to meet a dachshund over 15 years old. A dachshund named Chanel set a Guinness World Record for the oldest living dachshund.
It's not uncommon for toy poodles to reach 16 to 18 years old. But the breed is prone to orthopedic problems as well as eye disorders and severe dental disease as well.
The Jack Russell terrier is another small breed that often may live up to 16 years old.
Friendly and adaptable shih tzus commonly live to 14 years or older. These dogs were bred to be companions and require short daily walks
The Maltese is typically an exceptionally healthy small breed that can live up to approximately 15 years.
Yorkshire terriers are a popular and intelligent toy breed, but they aren't total lap dogs.
Pomeranians are known for being friendly but sometimes a bit bossy. These dogs are usually extremely loyal to their families and might take on the role of a mini guard