I have read that the average life span of an AB is around 10-11 years, but we recently lost our family AB after 13 years! We actually bought him to use for hog hunting in South Texas and when he was about 6 years old, my husband quit hog hunting and got rid of all of his dogs....except for our AB! He was an outside dog, except in winter when we'd put him in the laundry room. He just passed away yesterday...... :-( We miss him terribly, but he had a very full life!
Answered by Anonymous - 4/10/2013 10:43:02 AM