When is a Dog Considered Senior?

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BreedLifespanSenior Years
Neopolitan Mastiff9 – 11 years6.5 – 8 years
Newfoundland7 – 10 years5 – 7.5 years
Norfolk Terrier12 – 15 years9 – 11 years
Norwegian Elkhound12 – 15 years9 – 11 years
Norwich Terrier12 – 15 years9 – 11 years
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever12 – 14 years9 – 10.5 years
Old English Sheepdog10 – 12 years4.5 – 9 years
Otter Hound12 years9 years
Papillon12 – 15 years9 – 11 years
Parson Russell Terrier14 – 16 years10.5 – 12 years
Pekingese13 – 15 years9 – 11 years
Pembroke welsh Corgi14 – 16 years10.5 – 12 years
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen10 – 14 years7.5 – 10.5 years
Pharaoh Hound12 – 14 years9 – 10.5 years
Plott Hound12 – 14 years9 – 10.5 years
Pointer13 – 14 years9 – 10.5 years
Polish Lowland Sheepdog13 – 14 years9 -10.5 years
Pomeranian12 – 15 years9 – 11 years
Poodle Miniature15 – 18 years11 – 13 years
Poodle Standard14 – 16 years10.5 – 12 years
Poodle Toy15 – 18 years11 – 13 years
Portuguese Water Dog10 – 12 years7.5 – 9 years
Pug12 – 14 years9 – 10.5 years
Puli12 – 16 years9 – 12years
Redbone Coonhound11 – 12 years8 – 9 years
Rhodesian Ridgeback8 – 12 years6 – 9 years
Rottweiler10 – 12 years7.5 – 9 years
Saint Bernard8 – 10 years6 – 7.5 years
Saluki13 – 16 years9 – 12 years
Samoyed12 – 15 years9 – 11 years
Schipperke15 years11 years
Scottish Deerhound11 – 12 years8 – 9 years
Scottish Terrier10 – 13 years7.5 – 10 years
Sealyham Terrier14 years10.5 years
Shetland Sheepdog12 – 14 years9 – 10.5 years
Shiba Inu12 – 14 years9 – 10.5 years
Shih Tzu14 – 16 years10.5 – 12 years
Siberian husky10 – 12 years7.5 – 9 years
Silky Terrier12 – 15 years9 – 11 years
Skye Terrier12 – 14 years9 – 10.5 years
Soft – Coated Wheaten Terrier12 – 15 years9 – 11 years
Spinone Italiano12 – 14 years9 – 10.5 years
Staffordshire Bull Terrier12 – 14 years9 – 10.5 years
Standard Schnauzer14 – 16 years10.5 – 12 years
Sussex Spaniel12 – 15 years9 – 11 years
Tibetan Mastiff9 – 11 years6.5 – 8 years
Tibetan Spaniel12 – 15 years9 – 11 years
Tibetan Terrier12 – 15 years9 – 11 years
Toy Fox Terrier15 years11 years
Vizsla14 – 15 years10.5 – 11 years
Weimaraner10 – 12 years7.5 – 9 years
Welsh Springer Spaniel12 – 15 years9 – 11 years
Welsh Terrier10 – 12 years7.5 – 9 years
West Highland white Terrier14 – 16 years10.5 – 12 years
Whippet12 – 15 years9 – 11 years
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon12 – 14 years9 – 10.5 years
Yorkshire Terrier14 – 16 years10.5 – 12 years

 

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  1. Strangely, we had three hard luck strays who lived 16, 16, and 17 years old. All three weighed over 60 lbs. Maybe their starving, abused puppyhood added to their life span. No matter what, it’s always way too soon for me. It’s always like losing a loving and loved child.

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