The smallest mammal, the bumblebee bat, is tho…

The smallest mammal, the bumblebee bat, is thought to live 5 to 10 years, while the largest mammal the blue whale, lives for 80 to 90 years. This seems to be the exact opposite when it comes to dogs, another mammal species.

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Larger dogs age at an accelerated pace, where they grow and gain weight to almost its full size by the time their a year old. Yes a small dog would mature at the same rate but the stress on the body (weight) at around 100 fold from birth to young adult in a Mastiff as compared to 10 fold in a Yorkie is a huge difference between large and smaller breeds

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Larger dogs are also more prone to health issues like developmental disorders, musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal diseases, and tumors—all of which are also linked to their accelerated growth and appear to be the nasty side effects of selective breeding for large size over a short period of time.

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