When is a Dog Considered Senior?

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When is a Dog Considered Senior?

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· Written by: PetPlace.com Staff
· Last Modified: September 14, 2015

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Pets age much faster than we do. The life span of a dog depends on its size
or breed. In general, the larger the breed or size of the dog, the shorter
the life span. For example, in a study of lifespans, only 13% of giant
breed dogs lived to be over 10 years old. Conversely, 38% of small breed
dogs live to be over 10 years of age.

Dogs are considered senior in the last 25% of their lives. Below is a list
of the most common breeds with their life expectancies and age at which
they are considered "senior".

When your dog is senior, make sure they have a senior check-up with your
veterinarian.



*Breed* *Lifespan* *Senior Years*
Affenpinscher 12 - 15 years 9 - 11 years
Afghan Hound 10 - 12 years 7.5 - 9 years
Airdale Terrier 10 - 13 years 7.5 - 10 years
Akita 10 - 12 years 7.5 - 9 years
Alaskan Malamute 8 - 10 years 6


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