ANSWERS: 1
  • Life expectancy is based on averages. Actually the average lifespan of any dog whether purebred or of indetermine descent is between 10 to 12 years of age. However individual breeds may have shorter or longer average lifespans depending upon their breed. For example an Irish Wolfhound has a lifespan that is on average between 6 and 7 years of age whereas a toy poodle or Lhasa Apso is going to have an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years of age. A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has an average life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years. And then certain individual dogs may exceed their breed's average life expectancy and others will fall short. This will usually be determined by many factors such as how the dog is cared for and the genetic makeup of the dog, whether it develops any health problems along the way and so on. Just like in humans. Popular breeds average life expectancy American Cocker Spaniel 10 - 12 years Beagle 11 - 13 years Bichon Frise 10 - 13 years Border Collie 12 - 14 years Boxer 9 - 11 years Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 10 - 12 years Chihuahua 13 - 15 years Collie (Rough) 9 - 11 years Doberman Pinscher 8 - 10 years English Springer Spaniel 10 - 12 years German Shepherd 10 - 12 years Golden Retriever 10 - 13 years Great Dane 7 - 10 years Irish Wolfhound 6 - 7 years Jack Russell Terrier 13 - 15 years Labrador Retriever 10 - 12 years Lhasa Apso 12 - 15 years Maltese 11 - 13 years Miniature Schnauzer 12 - 14 years Poodle (Miniature) 12 - 15 years Poodle (Standard) 10 - 12 years Poodle (Toy) 12 - 15 years Pugs 10 - 12 years Rottweillers 8 - 10 years Shetland Sheepdog 10 - 12 years Shih Tzu 10 - 12 years West Highland White Terrier 10 - 12 years Yorkshire Terrier 11 - 13 years http://www.camdenschools.org/enrich/lifespan.htm

Copyright 2018, Wired Ivy, LLC

Answerbag | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy