We were recently shown a chart of the life expectancy of dog breeds. The chart shows us the difference in the breeds with the longest life expectancy vs the breeds with the shortest life expectancy. brachycephalic breeds make up the bulk of the lowest life expectancies. Over the last 10 years the brachycephalic breeds have been popularised to the point of overbreeding. With sales of brachycephalic breeds reaching as high as £5,000 per puppy, it is a really big problem in the UK. Practices across the UK see more and more brachycephalic breeds every year and as a result, many have decided to try and raise awareness by sharing quite shocking stats.

Breed Life expectancy  at age 0 and the 95% confidence interval (CI) Last age (year) in the life table at the last age (year) in the life table and the 95% CI Year interval when  become 1.5 Number of dogs in the life table
Jack Russell Terrier 12.72 (12.53–12.90) 19 0.66 (0.39–0.97) 14–15 1620
Yorkshire Terrier 12.54 (12.30–12.77) 18 0.74 (0.45–1.05) 14–15 1042
Border Collie 12.10 (11.85–12.33) 17 0.68 (0.42–1.00) 13–14 942
Springer Spaniel 11.92 (11.69–12.13) 16 0.73 (0.47–1.03) 12–13 790
Crossbred 11.82 (11.72–11.92) 19 0.54 (0.36–0.76) 14–15 6511
Labrador Retriever 11.77 (11.67–11.89) 16 0.51 (0.34–0.71) 12–13 2500
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 11.33 (11.19–11.48) 18 0.61 (0.29–0.97) 13–14 2364
Cocker Spaniel 11.31 (11.13–11.53) 16 0.51 (0.33–0.70) 12–13 1073
Shih-tzu 11.05 (10.73–11.40) 17 0.83 (0.48–1.26) 13–14 638
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 10.45 (10.26–10.62) 15 0.77 (0.48–1.10) 11–12 867
German Shepherd Dog 10.16 (10.00–10.370 15 0.79 (0.50–1.14) 11–12 1110
Boxer 10.04 (9.85–10.21) 15 0.83 (0.29–1.46) 10–11 836
Beagle 9.85 (9.17–10.24) 14 1.08 (0.62–1.59) 12–13 172
Husky 9.53 (8.71–9.88) 14 1.02 (0.49–1.60) 12–13 154
Chihuahua 7.91 (7.48–8.39) 16 1.07 (0.67–1.52) 15–16 458
American Bulldog 7.79 (7.16–8.33) 12 1.48 (0.95–2.03) 10–11 129
Pug 7.65 (6.99–8.20) 13 1.17 (0.75–1.63) 11–12 197
English Bulldog 7.39 (7.08–7.69) 13 0.59 (0.35–0.82) 9–10 478
French Bulldog 4.53 (4.14–5.01) 11 1.39 (0.84–1.98) 10–11 232