Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Northern California
Size versus Longevity
Often I see posts about the size of a dog and owners that hope their dog will grow up to be a huge dog. I feel bad when I see such posts as I'm reminded that the larger the dog the shorter the expected lifespan is. My youngest is HUGE. I never wanted huge, I never fed puppy food or looked for oversized parents, but you get what you get in this world. Eli weighs in at 140lbs and he is pure German Shepherd Dog. I realize that with his size not only will there be likely more health problems, but his life span will likely be so much shorter than that of my other two. So my question for you is as follows (see poll)
Shiloh, 8.5 year old LCGSD
Shoshona, 7.5 year old LCGSD
Eli, 5 year old LCGSD
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks they are the greatest dog that ever lived!
Last edited by shilohsmom; 06-20-2011 at 06:41 PM.