Life expectancy of dogs according to their breed

Pour les propriétaires de chien, avoir une idée de l’espérance de vie de leur compagnon peut leur permettre de prendre diverses mesures à différentes étapes clés de sa vie (une alimentation différente, une main le queins activité… In good health. Therefore, members of the Royal Veterinary College have come forward to determine the life expectancy of dogs in the UK based on a sample of over 30,000 dogs according to breed, sex and sterilization. The aim of this study is to allow owners ofDevelop realistic expectations of their dogs remaining lifespan by knowing their life expectancyWhich then guides them, in the company of the vets, on the most appropriate medical decisions to make.

18 breeds and 30,563 dogs were studied

In this study, the researchers decided to approach the problem of life expectancy differently from other studies of the same type, in the form of a mortality table. “Rather than providing a single value for life expectancy at death, the life table is a tabulated expression of life expectancy and the probability of dying at different age groups in a given population.‘, in the words of the authors of this study. This format is used for example by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee). It is then possible to follow the probability of death per year and to infer the overall health of the group, this study presents the first-of-its-kind table for British dogs. It used an anonymous VetCompass database and translated the average life expectancy of 18 breeds and crosses after 30,563 dogs of which 47.7% were female and 57.4% were sterilized.

Jack Russell in the lead

According to the results obtained, the average life expectancy at birth of British domestic dogs was 11.23 years, and this figure decreases with age. In fact, the probability of death increased in almost every period of the year (except for the beginning of life). Females maintain a life expectancy of up to 12 years higher than that of males. Then it became identical for both sexes. The study revealed that sterilized dogs had a better average lifespan overall.

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