Maltese, 12-15 years
The Maltese, with their shiny white coat, may come off as a fancy show dog but they actually excel in obedience and agility sports. They’re affectionate with members of their own families, including children, but may come off as a little wary of strangers. They’re moderately easy to train with a playful disposition but can become protective.
The Maltese are quick to adapt to their environments and won’t shed all over your apartment. This breed has relatively few health problems and are known to live well into their teens.