9 breeds of dogs with short lifespans

Scottish Deerhound: 8-11 years

Given the short lifetime and risk factors for bloat, bone cancer, and heart disease in deerhounds, it's critical to keep an eye on their health starting in year 5 or later.

Rottweiler: 8-11 years

Major health issues include hip dysplasia, stomach torsion, bone, and elbow abnormalities are common in active Rottweilers.

Saint Bernard: 8-10 years

With the right nutrition and activity, St. Bernards can avoid major bone degradation, hereditary bone cancer, epilepsy, dilated cardiomyopathy, and eczema.

Newfoundland: 8-10 years

In addition to arthritis and hip dysplasia, Newfoundlands, often known as "Newfies," are predisposed to subvalvular aortic stenosis (SAS), a cardiac condition.

Bullmastiff: 7-8 years

Despite having common health issues including lymphoma, bloat, hip and elbow dysplasia, and arthritis, Bullmastiffs, who were originally bred to defend estates, are now quite popular as domestic pets.

Great Dane: 7-8 years

Due to their sluggish metabolism, Great Danes, the tallest dog breed in the world, are more susceptible to health issues like bloat, hip dysplasia, and cardiac conditions.

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog: 6-8 years

Swissies are intelligent working dogs who excel in guarding, pulling large loads, and herding cattle. However, they are prone to bloat and hip dysplasia.

Irish Wolfhound: 6-7 years

Due to their enormous size and propensity for bloat, Irish Wolfhounds have a limited lifetime and are susceptible to dilated cardiomyopathy and bone cancer.

Bernese Mountain Dog: 5-7 years

The Bernese have a short lifespan and are more prone to different illnesses and malignancies due to inbreeding and a small gene pool.

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