Cherrywood Kennels
LEONBERGERS:Longevity
25 Years of Photos
LCA

    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.
LITTER
DOB
M/F
REMAINED IN TOUCH
LIVED PAST
10
OLDEST
(Years - Months)
A
2/17/93
5/4
6
2
11- 4
B*
1 Grey Muzzle
Award!
4/13/94
3/5
8
2
12 years
11mos.
25days
C
10/16/95
1/1
2
0
9 years  2
mos.
D
2/7/98
2/2
1
1
11 years 5
mos.
E
2/9/98
3/7
10
3
11 years
2mos.
F**
2 Grey Muzzle
Awards!
2/9/99
2/5
6
3
12 years
10mos.
G*
1 Grey Muzzle
Award!
5/27/99
2/5
5
4
13 years
3mos. 7days
H
6/1/00
3/6
8
2
11 years
2.5mos
I
4/27/01
5/5
8
2
13 years  
4mos. 7 days
J
1 lived past 12
4/27/01
4/2
5

1
12 years 23
days
K*
1 Grey Muzzle
Award
7/26/02
3/6
7
3 lived past 11
1/2
12 years
5 mos.15 days
L*
3 Grey Muzzle Award
of Merits
12/29/02
9/1
10
5 lived past 11
3  lived to
within days of
turning 12
11 years, 11
mos. 27 days
M*
1 Grey Muzzle Award
12/20/04
6/2
7
1 lived past 12 yr
12years +
N*
2 Grey Muzzle
Awards
7/17/05
3/1
3
2 lived past 12
TBD
O
7/5/06
5/4
8
2 alive @
11 yrs
TBD
P
7/21/06
1/2
2
at least 2 alive at
10 yrs.11 mos.
TBD
Q
7/22/07
5/2
6
TBD
TBD
R
2/24/09
6/4
8
TBD
TBD
S
3/2/10
4/4
7
TBD
TBD
T
3/10/10
1/1
2
TBD
TBD
U
11/14/11
1M
1
TBD
TBD
V
11/16/11
4/6
9
TBD
TBD
W
10/8/14
1/7
8
TBD
TBD
X
9/3/2015
3
3
TBD
TBD
Y
10/6/2017
2/3
5
TBD
TBD
Z
10/16/17
1/7
8
TBD
TBD
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