How many different breeds of dogs live
Much of this depends on the size. Dogs of centenarians are more common among the miniature. For example, some retrievers and Chihuahuas short of the 15 years, medium and large dogs usually live 10 to 13 years, and some giant breeds such as mastiffs, - about 7-8 years.
Difficulties are the representatives of species with specific characteristics. For example, brachycephalic. These include pugs, Pekingese, bulldogs and other dogs with short snouts. Often, these are problems with the respiratory system because of the anatomy.
Here are the averaged dataHow Long Do Dogs Live? A Complete Guide to Canine Lifespan in some popular breeds:
- English Cocker Spaniel - 11.5 years;
- English Setter - 11.5 years;
- Afghan hound - 12 years;
- beagle - 12.5 years;
- Bichon Frize - 13 years;
- Border Collies - 13 years;
- Border Terrier - 14 years;
- boxer - 10 years;
- Bearded Collies - 13.5 years;
- Bulldog - 6 years;
- Bull Terrier - 10 years;
- Greyhound - 9 years;
- Jack Russell Terrier - 13.5 years;
- Deerhound - 8.5 years;
- Doberman - 10.5 years;
- Irish Setter - 12 years;
- Yorkshire terrier - 12.5 years;
- golden retriever - 12 years;
- miniature poodle - 14 years;
- Labrador Retriever - 12 years;
- Mastiff - 7 years;
- Pug - 11 years;
- Great Dane - 6.5 years;
- Newfoundland - 9.5 years;
- Flat-Coated Retriever - 10 years;
- Rottweiler - 9 years;
- Chihuahua - 12.5 years;
- Airedale - 11 years.
All these figures are rather tentative and subject to change under the influence of different factors: conditions, diet, diseases and not only.
As for the mixed breed dog, then, according to researchThey live on average 1.2 years longer than their purebred counterparts.
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How to extend the dog's life
How many will live dog, largely depends on its owners. Follow the simple tips to create appropriate conditions for the pet.
1. Take care of the health of the dog
Periodically drive pet to the vet, even if the four-legged friend seem perfectly healthy. This will help to identify the hidden ailments in the early stages. Plant the dog plague, rabies, leptospirosis and other dangerous diseases. And then do not miss the routine revaccination, which usually do every year.
Pay attention to changes in behavior and mood pet. These may be symptoms of the disease.
As for sterilization - the decision is yours. according to researchSpayed or neutered dogs live longerSuch procedures in most cases extend the life of dogs.
But there are also risks. Dogs who underwent gonadectomy (removal gonads), likely to suffer from cancer or autoimmune diseases. And tailed, which are not operated frequently die from infections and injuries. These observations shared by scientists from the University of Georgia, USA.
2. Properly feed a dog
Pick a diet that corresponds to the weight, age and breed of your pet. Understand and chronic diseases which have an animal. If you find it difficult to do it yourself, consult a veterinarian.
Provide the dog access to clean water. This is especially significant in the hot summer.
Let food in small portions, which correspond to the needs of your faithful friend. Do not overfeed and do not let obesity.
researchOverweight dogs may live shorter lives scientists from the University of Liverpool have shown that overweight animals live shorter lives. The numbers vary depending on the breed. For example, obesity can shorten the life of a German Shepherd dog for up to six months, and in the case of the Yorkshire Terrier are talking about two and a half years.
3. Engage with the dog
Give your pet enough attention, play with it, and still not miss a walk.
Dogs need daily exercise. They help maintain a good shape and vigor, as well as a positive impact on health. Mix and match different options: paddock, running, aportirovanie, games such as tug, and even swimming.
Do not forget that the needs of each dog depends on its breed and even age. So explore features of your pet, and if in doubt, consult your veterinarian.
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