My schips have lived between 11-15 years, but I know they have been reported up to 16 yrs or so.
Name is pronounced skip-er-kee.
Please be aware that these dogs can be quite energetic up to age 10-11. They usually mellow in senior years. All my schips have had problems with their back end giving out periodically as they age, and most have developed some degree of arthritis, but they are tough little dogs and usually are not complainers, so you should get your dog checked out thoroughly to be sure there isn't something going on.
I have had Schips for about 18 years now, and am on rescue # 3+4.
Answered by Anonymous - 7/14/2012 5:35:14 PM