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Old 11-13-2009, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
 

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Why such a short lifespan?

i've been reading that the average pit bull lives from 10-12 years and i was wondering what is it exactly that keeps them from living as long as other dogs? I've met and had friends that have had dogs that lived 15+ years (the oldest making it to 19) and i was wondering why pitbulls seem to go out so quickly. If you take care of them and keep them well fed and well conditioned what keeps them from living?
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Most dogs on average only live between 10-15 years. Dogs that get up older have been well cared for and well maintained thru their life.

Our breed has a rough time making it to 5 years old just due to the average no good people that own them.
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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the average for a "normal" size APBT is closer to 13-15 yrs. Larger dogs live shorter life spans in general so some bigger APBT's/bullies can have shorter life spans. Small dogs like breeds under 30lbs can live for a really long time, breeds like great Dane's have life spans around 7 years. Most dogs will average 10-13 years and APBT's tend to live longer than most dogs. You can go to several sources to find breed life spans but the one I found most reliable is 13-15. Most APBT's in my house and in my dogs lineage have long life spans of 14-16 years my bigger dogs tend to have spans of 10-12.

So if they live a healthy life and are smaller the chances your dog will live longer increase.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It is quality care that can help a dog live a longer life. Genetics also plays a roll in the life time of an animal or a person for that matter. I have had dogs that lived into their 20's and others that died at age three. I feed them all the best I could they all got great vet care but they were all rescues.

I think if you get your dog froma reputable breeder you give it good food, good vet care, properly contain them get them plenty of exercise you should be able to have your dog for 12-15yrs. That is a long time.
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My female Zeena lived until she was 17 years old. I ended up putting her to sleep then. If I hadnt, she may have made it to 18. She played ball and was fiery until about 16 1/2years old. So, there is hope that they will live a long time. Most, of the rest of my dogs only lived from 11 years to 14 years old.
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My female Zeena lived until she was 17 years old. I ended up putting her to sleep then. If I hadnt, she may have made it to 18. She played ball and was fiery until about 16 1/2years old. So, there is hope that they will live a long time. Most, of the rest of my dogs only lived from 11 years to 14 years old.
WOW 17 years is amazing lotta time to love
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Yeah we put down Princess an OFRN, down at 16 yrs old, my poodle at 17, my cockapoo 19, my German bred Doberman at 18 and a few others that lived a while. I think Sharon has a great point that proper care plays a big part as well.
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i think that an average of 12 years is not too bad at all. the average life expectancy for a human male in north america is 77. if one dog yeah is equal to 7 human years that would make a 12 year old dog 84 in human years. looks like they are doing better than us! lol
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Wow and 18 year old Doberman! WOW! I think 10 to 12 years is a pretty good lifespan for a dog. I think the dogs I've had lived to be 12 to 14. Our dalmatian was put down at 6 for health problems.
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Was looking into this out of curiosity because my friends told me my dogs are living unusually long lives and am pretty shocked that pitbull's average 10-15 yrs. All of my pitbulls have made it to 20+ and I've previously owned 3 and currently have 2. My oldest made it to 23 yrs and they weren't exactly small dogs every one of them is 30kg+, they avoided regular old dog problems like arthritis, no tooth loss or dental problems (I brush their teeth twice a day) and none of them ever started to go blind or deaf . As a side note in case anyone is interested, they live really regular lives, 3 1hr walks a day at least and 3 big meals a day. The food I give them is irregular though, I feed them boiled chicken and beef with stock and vegetable soup containing carrots, potato, celery, tomatoes, parsnips and baked beans. Also as a snack I bake them finger size beef and egg pastry biscuits.
So I dunno why they have all lived so relatively long, only thing I can think that I do that my friends don't is the food (they all have smaller dogs like westies and cocker spaniels).
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Was looking into this out of curiosity because my friends told me my dogs are living unusually long lives and am pretty shocked that pitbull's average 10-15 yrs. All of my pitbulls have made it to 20+ and I've previously owned 3 and currently have 2. My oldest made it to 23 yrs and they weren't exactly small dogs every one of them is 30kg+, they avoided regular old dog problems like arthritis, no tooth loss or dental problems (I brush their teeth twice a day) and none of them ever started to go blind or deaf . As a side note in case anyone is interested, they live really regular lives, 3 1hr walks a day at least and 3 big meals a day. The food I give them is irregular though, I feed them boiled chicken and beef with stock and vegetable soup containing carrots, potato, celery, tomatoes, parsnips and baked beans. Also as a snack I bake them finger size beef and egg pastry biscuits.
So I dunno why they have all lived so relatively long, only thing I can think that I do that my friends don't is the food (they all have smaller dogs like westies and cocker spaniels).
This is a very old thread, but I have to say I have NEVER seen a dog the size of an apbt live 23 years, or any dog for that mater! The adba won't even register a pup if the stud was over 12 years old at time of conception. My average apbt's have lived 13 to 14 years if they lived a full life. And I take very good care of my animals. And your saying all your dogs lived 20 to 23 years and none of them ever started loosing their eye site or hearing? Hmmm! Not saying it isn't true but I have never seen it.
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I know this thread has been resurrected from the dead but chevy red dog lived to be fourteen and pulled until he was 10.
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