Australian Shepherd Question

How long do Australian Shepherds live

How long do Australian Shepherds live

    In Australian Shepherd - Asked by Anonymous - 2/3/2013 9:17:22 AM
The average lifespan of the Australian Shepherd would be about 12-14 years. However, much of this depends on the bloodline of the dog (genetic) and the environmental factors such as diet and health care. Over vaccination and feeding a low quality diet can shorten the life of an otherwise long lived dog. Same for exposure to toxins and other unhealthy factors.
    Answered by paws4Hisglory - 2/22/2013 10:58:55 AM

My Australian Shepherd just passed away at 15. She was amazing!
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/3/2013 9:20:48 AM

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

On average Aussies live 12-14 years. Most of mine have made it to 14-16, I did have one live 19 1/2 yrs.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/24/2013 11:01:33 PM

Just as others have said the average Aussie life span is 12-15 years however I know of Aussie who have lived to 16 and 17 years. Again their health and the care and nutrition they receive is extremely important for a long life. I just wanted to add that the life expectancy of a Mini- Aussie is much shorter. 8-10 years is an average. Why anyone would want to make this fantastic breed small is beyond me. Remember to get a "Mini" people have bred runt to runt to runt... Unfortunately runts have health issues so those are also being passed. If you notice a lot of Toy or Mini Aussies look like a long haired Chihuahua. They don't resemble the true Australian Shepherd.
    Answered by deblhudson - 3/26/2014 2:55:11 PM