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Old 03-08-2005, 02:47 AM
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I hear the average life span for most dogs is around 13 years, but of course, they are much longer at times.
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Old 03-08-2005, 08:21 AM
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it depends on the breed like great danes will live to be about 10 but greyhounds can ive to 14 it also depends on size
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Old 03-08-2005, 11:14 AM
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theers a dog were i live and he is 14 years old but hes getting to the stage wer he cant propperly walk!! bless him!
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Old 03-08-2005, 01:19 PM
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I am getting ready to paint a 15 year old collie..he is an acient prince! the arthritis hurts him so tho. i am holding my breath on Mary dog's good health. We count each good day a blessing.
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Old 03-08-2005, 04:09 PM
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Remember, diet and lifestyle have a huge impact on a dog's lifespan, just like ours. Charley had a Bull Mastiff, Joe, who was around 5 years old when he rescued him according to the vet's estimate, and he had Joe for another 10 years or so!

Oh, lol! I'm watching Shiva pat Bimmer on the head with her big ol' foot and I'm thinking her life span may not be so long if she doesn't cool it . . .
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Old 03-08-2005, 05:19 PM
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Lol Renee.
Well..I think that is unfair for big dogs to live less then small ones...Well..that's life
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Old 03-10-2005, 01:16 PM
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I would say the average is 13 yrs. The dogs that I grew up with from a Lhasa to a Shepard/Lab mix lived to 12 or 13. Our Sabre (Shepard/Lab) got so bad with arthritis and heart disease, it was hard to see him even struggle with each day. My brother's dog, Taz (rottie/lab) was 12, however we believe he was poisened by one of the neighbors keeping wild animals out of their yard. But we will never know. He was such a loving teddybear I miss him alot.
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