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Old 02-07-2014, 09:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I would definitely consider them a senior at 9. However, sometimes the individual dog may display some aging even before that. With a large breed, I consider them more of a senior around 7 or 8, depending on how they're doing. My small breed dog I considered a senior when he turned 10, although he didn't really slow down until he was 12. He's 14 now and really showing his age these days.
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