Can a dog live 18 years?

Asked By: Vernie Bogisich
Date created: Tue, Apr 27, 2021 6:56 AM
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The average lifespan for small dog breeds ranges from 10 to 15 years, with some breeds living as long as 18 years.

In general, small dogs live longer than their larger counterparts, with the shortest living breeds still exceeding the average lifespan of most large breeds.

Answered By: Eva Ruecker
Date created: Wed, Apr 28, 2021 8:59 AM
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If you own a dog, you've heard this rule: 1 year for Fido equals 7 years for you.

Turns out, the math isn't that simple.

Dogs mature more quickly than we do early on.

So the first year of your fuzzy friend's life is equal to about 15 human years.

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The aging profile of dogs varies according to their adult size (often determined by their breed): smaller dogs often live over 15–16 years, medium and large size dogs typically 10 to 13 years, and some giant dog breeds such as mastiffs, often only 7 to 8 years.
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In general, small dogs enjoy longer lives than do their larger counterparts.

A recent analysis of veterinary records revealed that dogs under 20 pounds had an average lifespan of 11 years while those over 90 pounds typically lived for only 8 years.

Medium and large dogs fell in the middle at around 11 years.

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The answer is yes! Huskies are known for their ability to adapt to any climate, including those ranging from below 75 degrees Fahrenheit to climates such as South Florida and other tropical places. However, just because your dog can adapt to a hotter temperature doesn't mean that you have nothing to worry about.
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As a general guideline, though, the American Veterinary Medical Association breaks it down like this: 15 human years equals the first year of a medium-sized dog's life. Year two for a dog equals about nine years for a human. And after that, each human year would be approximately five years for a dog.
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