At what age do guide dogs retire?

Asked By: Lincoln Mante
Date created: Fri, Apr 9, 2021 1:23 PM
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Once they pass the final test, they are matched up with the human they will assist for the next six to eight years.

At around 8 to 10 years old, canines enter the geriatric life stage and start to lose some agility.

They are retired at this age, but they do not go to the pound.

Answered By: Donnell Grady
Date created: Sat, Apr 10, 2021 3:26 PM
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A guide dog's average working life is six to seven years and they are normally retired at about 10 or 11 years old, depending on their health and the amount of work they need to do.

A retired guide dog can stay with its owner, as long as someone else can take responsibility, but a new home can also be nominated.

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A guide dog's average working life is six to seven years and they are normally retired at about 10 or 11 years old, depending on their health and the amount of work they need to do.

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A guide dog's average working life is six to seven years and they are normally retired at about 10 or 11 years old, depending on their health and the amount of work they need to do.

A retired guide dog can stay with its owner, as long as someone else can take responsibility, but a new home can also be nominated.

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A guide dog's average working life is six to seven years and they are normally retired at about 10 or 11 years old, depending on their health and the amount of work they need to do.

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A guide dog's average working life is six to seven years and they are normally retired at about 10 or 11 years old, depending on their health and the amount of work they need to do.

A retired guide dog can stay with its owner, as long as someone else can take responsibility, but a new home can also be nominated.

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You can expect most retired military working dogs (MWDs) available for adoption to be between the ages of 10 and 12.

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In general, police dogs are retired after about seven or eight years.

The breeds that tend to work as police dogs live about 11 to 14 years on average, depending on the breed, so once they retire, sadly, they may only have a few years left.

As such, it could be tricky to adopt them out.

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