I've always heard that West Highland Terriers are long lived dogs but someone who grooms dogs told me they only live to be about 10 years old. Is this true? Also that they often suffer from chronic ear infections which was news to me. I have a 5 year old Westie, he is very healthy and always as been. He eats a good quality dog food and has regular vet visits. In your experience how long does a westie live, especially if you've owned one I would like to know.
Also: How about German Shepherds? I thought about 10-12 years but I've also heard they are long-lived. As old as 14 when they die. Your experience or thoughts on this?
Our last dog, a mixed breed, died a few months shy of 8 due to health problems associated with severe hip dysplasia. Hardest thing in the world to go through.
They live approx 15 years….depending on the quality of food you give ..they are the best dogs ever I am enjoying my 3rd one now…..my last one passed just shy of her 12th birthday due to an enlarged heart…..It shouldn't be a thought though of how long you have the pet the focus should be the quality of life you give and share…..there is a bond between animals and humans that is both rare and special….
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