Australian Shepherds often live 12-15 years. It really depends on things like how well they are cared for, etc. Things that will help your dog live longer include: How much positive attention, play, exercise they get. (Like humans, dog need quality of life. With out attention and exercise, dog WILL become stressed and stress is not good for their body.) Also, it is important to feed dogs quality food so they get the nutrition they need. Most dog food brands have very little nutrition in them. Foods such as Purina and Blue are not actually very healthy as they claim.) It is very good to take your dog to the vet for check ups yearly. That way you're able to catch problems before they get very bad and could possibly be life threating. Keeping your dog in a clean environment and keeping him fit is also so important. There is so much you can do to help your dog live his full potential:)
Hope this helps!!
Answered by Anonymous - 11/10/2013 11:11:25 PM