Dog age: do you have a senior dog?

Dog age: do you have a senior dog?

Dog age: when is a dog considered senior dog?

Dog age goes much faster then human age. The lifespan of a dog depends on its size or breed. In general, the smaller the breed or size of the dog, the longer the lifespan. So if you have a senior dog it is worth it to check out some good avice.

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.

Breed - Lifespan - Senior Age

Akita 10 - 12 years 7.5 - 9 years
Alaskan Malamute 8 - 10 years 6 - 7.5 years
Basset Hound 10 - 12 years 7.5 - 9 years
Beagle 14 - 15 years 10.5 - 11 years
Belgian Malinois 12 - 14 years 9 - 10.5 years
Border Collie 11 - 14 years 8 - 10.5 years
Boston Terrier 14 - 16 years 10.5 - 12 years
Boxer 9 - 11 years 6.5 - 8 years
Bull Dog 8 - 10 years 6 - 7.5 years
Bull Terrier 14 - 15 years 10.5 - 11 years
Chihuahua 15 - 18 years 11 - 13 years
Chinese Shar Pei 10 - 12 years 7.5 - 9 years
Chow Chow 9 - 11 years 6.5 - 8 years
Cocker Spaniel 14 - 16 years 10.5 - 12 years
Collie 12 - 15 years 9 - 11 years
Dalmatian 10 - 13 years 7.5 - 10 years
Doberman Pinscher 12 - 15 years 9 - 11 years
English Setter 10 - 14 years 7.5 - 10.5 years
French Bulldog 9 - 11 years 6.5 - 8 years
German Shepherd Dog 10 - 13 years 7.5 - 10 years
Great Dane 9 - 10 years 6.5 - 7.5 years
Labrador Retriever 10 - 13 years 7.5 - 10 years
Maltese 14 - 16 years 10.5 - 12 years
Mastiff 8 - 10 years 6 - 7.5 years
Miniature Pinscher 15 years11 years
Mix Breed - 1-15 pounds 15 - 18 years 11 - 13 years
Mix Breed - 16-40 pounds 11 - 14 years 8 - 10.5 years
Mix Breed - 41-75 pounds 8 - 13 years 6 - 9 years
Mix Breed >75 pounds 7 - 11 years 5 - 8 years
Pekingese 13 - 15 years 9 - 11 years
Pomeranian 12 - 15 years 9 - 11 years
Pug 12 - 14 years 9 - 10.5 years
Rottweiler 10 - 12 years 7.5 - 9 years
Shih Tzu 14 - 16 years 10.5 - 12 years
Siberian Husky 10 - 12 years 7.5 - 9 years
Spinone Italiano 12 - 14 years 9 - 10.5 years
Yorkshire Terrier 14 - 16 years 10.5 - 12 years

 

Normally, the older the dog the less active due to physical wear, so it is important to increase the number of visits to the veterinary during the senior period, to make sure that its vision and joints are still healthy.

Connect with Dogalize if you would like to know more about pet's lifestyle, we always have some good advice for pet lovers and very interesting stories to share.

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