Which Dogs Live the Longest?

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Science has long proven the benefits of having a pet in the house, particularly a dog. These animals are good for humans’ mental health, they force people to go outside and take walks, and they can serve security purposes as well. However, the downside to having a dog is that their life spans are shorter than human life spans. While we can’t change the way the world works, we can advise which types of dogs live relatively longer, so you can make an educated decision about which pup you adopt.

The Study

Scientists in the UK studied over 500,000 dogs in order to learn which qualities indicate a longer life in these animals. According to the research, small and long-nosed dogs live the longest, while larger and flat-nosed dogs usually have shorter lives. Furthermore, purebred dogs tend to live longer than crossbreeds. Lancashire heelers won the spot of the longest-living dogs, with a life expectancy of 15.4 years. On the other side of the spectrum are Caucasian shepherds, which tend to live 5.4 years. Of course, this isn’t a guarantee in regards to your pup’s life expectancy. It’s important to remember that plenty of other, more personal, factors play a role in any creature’s life span.

What the Researchers Had to Say

The study’s lead author, Kristen McMillan, explained, “This provides an opportunity for us to improve the lives of our canine companions. We are identifying groups that desperately need attention, so we can zone in on these populations and work out what the problem is.” She went on to add that she and her team want to expand the study to other countries as well. McMillan said, “Once we have those estimates from country to country… that can be hugely helpful in us working toward improving the longevity of some of these [breeds].”

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We’re all for it! And if we can please make dogs immortal too, that’d be great!

Restaurant Decides to Ban Young Kids Because of Their Noise and Crazy Messes

Have you ever felt annoyed by the tantrums made by naughty kids when you’re trying to talk to your friends or enjoy your favorite spaghetti in a restaurant? If so, then this restaurant will be the perfect spot for you. The New Jersey-based Italian restaurant, named Nettie’s House of Spaghetti, has recently taken to social media to announce that children under 10 would no longer be allowed to dine in the establishment.

The Post

Located in the area of Tinton Falls in New Jersey, Nettie’s is a family-friendly Italian restaurant. Recently, the establishment shared a post across social media to inform potential customers about their new policy, which they’ll implement from the 8th of March, the day the restaurant will reopen after winter break. In the post, the restaurant said they really love children, but several incidents prompted the restaurant to take this particular decision for the sake of their business moving forward. They needed to take control of the situation, which involved noise levels, cleaning up crazy messes in rounds, cramping up high chairs, and the liability of kids running around the restaurant.

The Feedback

The post from the restaurant was met with mixed reviews. While some people have praised the decision for being justified, others criticized it, referring to it as totally unfair. One user, another restaurant worker, said in the same line that nowadays, most kids are out of control while their parents are oblivious, and they all possess an unreal disregard for even common decency. Another user commented that, for this decision only, Nettie’s is going to be their favorite spot from now on. Contrary to these, there are also a few criticisms in the feedback. One user lashed out by saying that it’s completely illogical and awful to ban all the children, just because some parents don’t discipline their kids. Another user expressed their disappointment over the decision, as they were planning to check out the restaurant soon with their perfectly well-mannered nine-year-old.