Is your dog getting slow, moving less and not the same pup you remember? She’s older now, but at what age is your dog considered a senior? First we need to look at the lifespan of dogs to determine when they will receive that senior discount and pension check.
How long do dogs live?
Depending on your dog’s breed, their golden years may be different. Small dogs live longer than larger dogs. Veterinary records compiled show that dogs under 20 pounds live to be 11.5 years on average while pups over 90 pounds lived to be 8 years. All other dogs will live to be 11 years on average.
Breeds that lives the longest.
- Dachshunds, the famous “hot dog” dog can expect to live the longest, about 15 to 20 years.
- Toy Poodle
Dog breeds with the shortest lifespan.
- Bernese Mountain Dog (7 years)
- Great Dane
- Irish Wolfhound
Most vets consider a dog of 7.5 years and older to be a senior.
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