Longevity is a work in progress.........dog yrs = in human yrs. for 90+lb dogs
10yr equals 78yr 11yr equals 86yr 12yr equals 93yr 13yr equals 101yr
The average lifespan of the Leonberger, per the last published LCA health survey is 6 1/2 years
for males and 7 1/2 years for females. Here are some statistics on the longevity of some of the
dogs produced by Cherrywood since 1993. Like a human family, litters have members who die
young and members who die old, and a lot in between. Genetics, environment, nutrition and luck
come together differently in dogs as well as humans. I believe though, that the average lifespan
of Leos may be 8-10 yrs now. That is longer than it was 20 years ago.
We celebrate the "above average" lifespans of our oldest Leos and the fact that we have
been able to produce that in most of our litters since our first litter in 1993. We have received a
number of Leonberger Health Foundation's "Grey Muzzle Awards" for producing Leos living to 12,
and one of those litters actually had a pup who lived past 13. Her DNA is now being used in
Germany as part of a genetic study on longevity. See Golden Oldies .
On May 1, 2015,,I was honored to be the recipient of the first ever, "Grey Muzzle Awards Top
Longevity Breeder", by the Leonberger Health Foundation.
Cherrywood produced the most Grey Muzzles between 2008-2015.
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