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Old 10-27-2012, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's the oldest GSD you've ever known?

I was just googling around, and one website said that shepherds should live to 17 years of age! I know a healthy 12 year old, and I've had people tell me their GSDs lived to be 16, but I thought they were very lucky. Can this be true?
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6 and some months...The one I met at the dog park...I don't go any more and don't have other GSD owning friends besides the forum here :/
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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can what be true? friends of mine had a GSD that lived to be 15 yrs old.

[QUOTE=Blanketback;2614894]I was just googling around, and one website said that shepherds should live to 17 years of age! I know a healthy 12 year old, and I've had people tell me their GSDs lived to be 16, but I thought they were very lucky.

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Zeeva; inhale, reflect, release. 6 and some months ain't old.

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6 and some months...The one I met at the dog park...I don't go any more and don't have other GSD owning friends besides the forum here :/
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a co worker who claims her boyfriend's GSD is 18 and that he purchased the dog from a pet store. She says he is blind and incontinent which would make since if the age is true.
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My Linus lived to be 15 but hemangio took Toby at 11 and Cyra at 9. Oscar died of kidney failure at <1. Grim is 9, Beau is 1+
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I thought that 12 was the average. Obviously some will live longer, just like with humans - most people don't live into their 90's but some of my relatives did. And I knew a woman who was 100 in the nursing home, and she was always wheeling around in her chair, which is probably what kept her going, lol. But to come right out and say "shepherds *should* live to be 17" seems unrealistic to me. Don't get me wrong, I'd love it to be true! I'm so jealous of the little dogs, with their longer lifespans.

ETA: robk, 18! Wow!!!
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My first GSD's mother died right before she turned 14 I think. I have a GSD right now I got off CL and he's supposedly 11.
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Tracy Bullinger has some long-lived shepherds including Zen's sire who lived to be 14 1/2.

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Ianna is 14.5 years old....and is still trotting (well sorta trotting, often it's a pace) around the back yard. Still carries a ball and wants us to throw it. She doesn't sit anymore, it's either stand or lie down. She needs help going up and down stairs, and smooth floors can be too slippery for her. But really she's doing quite well! Her half sister lived to 16 years 8 months.
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