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Old 05-02-2011, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was talking to someone yesterday who was asking how old my dogs are. When I told him Gus was 13 now he said "hopefully you will have him around for a few more months". I was a but taken aback as although I know it's a good age for a lab I'm sure I've heard of older labs.

It got me wondering what age a lab can live to and I thought where better to ask than here. Who has the oldest lab - come on give me some hope for old Gus!

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Old 05-02-2011, 06:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What a good question

Think it's Dawns/Alfmar Alfred she hasn't been on for a while

Edited to go have a look and he's 15 in May
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I was talking to someone yesterday who was asking how old my dogs are. When I told him Gus was 13 now he said "hopefully you will have him around for a few more months".
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how tactful of them to say that!!!! :roll:

I saw a dog the other day (not a lab) it was 21 years old and fed leftovers mixed in with dog food. It has to be said the sweet little dog did look 21yrs old as it was a bit frail and was very grey but other than that it was still enjoying a gentle walk and was a content dog! (the owner doesnt go on holiday though!!).

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My FIL's last two labs both lived until the age of 15

What a stupid tactless thing for that man to say :evil:
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Last weekend on my way back from a walk with Alfie i saw a really elderly lab, its owner came out to see Alfie and said he was 16 years and 7mths.. He was deaf and didn;t bark anymore but still loved his food and a wee 20 min walk a day, just enough for for the owner to get to the shops and back. A very placid old lad and very grey.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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13 is just a spring chicken!

My Dill was 15.5 when we had to make the most hideous decision. He was sprightly and amazing until his last 6 months. I've also heard of labs living longer too.

Can use this to post a photo of him? Aged 15 and 4 months:
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I thik Labs and other animals are like us, they all live for different spans, sadly some get taken far too young but others go on well past their natural lifespan
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My Mother has had two girls live to 17 and both had to be pts as their back legs went.
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We had our Chocolate, Joe, until he was 15. He was a rescue lab who was 50 kilos when we got him aged 5! managed to get him down to 30 kilos and he had a great life. Some people say the most insesitive things!!

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What a stupid thing to say 8O

I wonder who has got the oldest lab on LF though - can anyone beat Dawn's Alfred at 15?

Sam sometimes meets a female choccy lab at the park who is 15 and she's a lovely dog, so nice to him because he was very shy at first, she saunters along with her owner but believe me she can move, if she sees me she's straight over to see if I have biscuits! (Her owner was teasing me and said she could have some of Sam's I would never give anyone's dog anything otherwise!).

17 is a fantastic age Genevive, they were definately doing something right there!
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