Monday, October 17, 2011

Dog Life Span

An average dog can live between 10 to 12 years. Others have lived longer and it's no surprise with owners who take very well care of them. This doesn't just mean to get them the best vet care and the most expensive toys, a dog is happy enough with an owner who greets him and spends time with him everyday.

Large breeds have an average lifespan of 8 to 10 years while average-sized ones like Labradors, Retrievers and Shepherds can live for more than 10 years. Smaller breeds have the longest lifespans. I've heard stories of terriers living up to 15 years of age. They tend to live for more than 12 years. has the best dog pictures and captions. If you need a good laugh, it's a site I highly recommend.

Like humans, dogs have needs, too. With proper diet, exercise and veterinary care, your dog can stay with you for more than a decade. Don't forget that it's also important to provide our pooches with the TLC they so deserve.


  1. Whew! This post made me wander to Cheeky. She doesn't get TLC from the MAster especially when she's giving him a hard time. Poor little darling!

  2. I think Cheeky will be fine. It does take some time to fully get accustomed living with a pet. Given Cheeky is happy all through out, they probably have 12 to 15 years ahead of them to adjust with each other.


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