We sometimes forget to take into account just how old our dogs really are. And it’s not a case of one size fits all. A dog’s longevity has a lot to do with the size of the dog breed itself. When we compare dog years to human years, we gain a better idea of our dog’s capability.
I remember, sometime ago, spotting an absolutely beautiful dog. It was a huge dog breed. The owner was used to receiving compliments for his loyal companion. After striking up a conversation, he mentioned that this was his 3rd dog from this particular breed. It was obvious that he was very happy with this breed. However, I was shocked when he explained the reason he was already up to his 3rd.
Dogs from his favoured breed rarely live longer than 6 or 7 years of age. This particular pooch looked so agile for his dog years.