April 23, 2014

How old does the average German Shepherd dog live to?

Question by ally: how old does the average German Shepherd live to?
Someone told me the average life span is 9 years old, i wanted to know because i have a German Shepherd, she just turned 9. So does anyone have a German Shepherd that is older than that and if so how old?

Quick answer:

Answer by Shepherdgirl
12 years and I know lots of people who have GSD that are 10 and up. As a matter of fact I have a friend who has a GSD that is 14.

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Comments

  1. lilshrtcke2001 says:

    they can live to be around 15 yrs.

  2. sunset12211 says:

    Mine just turned 10 and shes healthy except for arthritis, but they can live until they are 12 to 15.

  3. growing up i had GSD that was 14 but acted like a 2yr old. but we had to put her down because she bad hips.

  4. MacMicGrass says:

    The average life span for a German Shepherd is 9 to 12. That doesn't mean that much tho'. A good diet makes all the difference in the world and something to live for when they're older. Be careful about two things: 1) The Hips! and, 2) They like to not only get rocks, but 'chew' on them as well. Try to stop that right off as a pup, or you may end up with hefty vet bills and/or a dog with a very sore mouth.
    Good Luck!

  5. 9 is young but can happen, 12 is average, 15 is a good life, more then 15 and you have a strong willed and hearted dog that is very well taken care of.

  6. 12-13 human years is the average

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