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How long do boxers live?

Discussion in 'Canine genetics and heredity issues' started by Jamielyn, Sep 17, 2005.

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  1. Jamielyn

    Jamielyn Super Boxer

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    I know have seen this question on here before but, I never stopped to read the post. My dh and I where talking about our two dogs and where wondering how long they might live. Does anyone know the average life span of boxers? I thought I had read 8 to 10 yrs.

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    Jamie
    Zeus and Isis
     
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    courtney323 Energetic Moderator<br><img src="/forums/images/mo

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    I think the average is 8 - 10 years :)
     
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    gmacleod Elusive Moderator Staff Member

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    Depending on what book you read and what part of the world you're in, the average is usually quoted as either 8-10 years, or 10-12 years. Not sure that any of it is based on any more than a rough estimate though (ie. no stats).
     
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    Britbox Boxer Insane

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    Just wanted to let you know that our last Boxer Poppy was a very old lady, she lived until she was 13 years and ten months old, and she was still as mad and puppy like until the last few months of her life.... sadly we lost her to a brain tumour, but our vet said it was really unusual for a Boxer to live this long... most have a life span of about ten years,I have heard of some dogs living to the age of 14!!! however long your Boxer lives for, I really think that he or she will give you all the happiness you could ever hope for in owning a dog.
     
  5. Kismet

    Kismet Boxer Buddy

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    Our Lindsey lived to 10.5 years.
     
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    StormKatz Super Boxer

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    Donte & Deacon's dad is 10 years old & still going string, their uncle (dad's full brother) is 13 & seems half that age. I think it has alot to do with how the dog is cared for during it's life, & bloodlines.
     
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    KOKO is 13-1/2 and my folks had one that was 15.
     
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    Erin Chizmar Boxer Booster

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    We had a Boxer when I was growing up and he lived to be 13 or 14. I hope my 2 babies live that long also.
     
  9. Jamielyn

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    Thanks for the replys. I am just concern because the two boxers that I had (my father's dogs) growing up both passed at age five. One was from heart problems and the other was from cancer. Now that my boy Zeus is at 5 1/2 and above standards for a male boxer I am just concerned about him. He is a heatlhy and happy boy so I guess I dont really have much to worry about.
     
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    boxerchick12 Banned

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    Obviously, it all depends. But, over the years, my family has had some really OLD (or to be politically correct, "senior") boxers! Buckwheat lived to be about 16, and Ruckus is 14 right now and counting!
     
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