Maremma Sheepdog Life Expectancy
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What Determines A Dog's Lifespan?
There are plenty of factors that affect how long a dog will live. Proper diet, breed of the dog and even spaying/neutering a dog can affect its overall lifespan.
From scientific veterinarian research, it has shown that the breed of a dog results in drastically different lifespan. In general, larger dogs live a much shorter life compared to smaller dogs. For example, the average lifespan of a Great Dane is 7 years, while a Chihuahua is 17 years.
To get a more accurate result of how long your dog is expected to live, you have to determine it's breed first. Be sure to get a dog DNA test kit (read our reviews) to help you with that.
How About Mixed Breed Dogs?
If your dog breed cannot be determined, you can make use of your adult dog weight as a benchmark for its life expectancy. Lighter mixed breed dogs tend to live longer, while heaver (and bigger sized) mixed breed dogs tend to have shorter lifespans.
Do take note that this life expectancy calculator is just an estimate. Ultimately there are much more factors that come into play when determining how old your dog will live. Shower them with all the love, happiness and joy that you can afford to give!