Golden Lifespan...

United States
February 10, 2007 10:55am CST
DOes anyone know how long golden retrievers live for?...Mine is about 9 or 10 years old and hes getting slower and his coat is turning white...
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@lee828 (12)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I think that twelve or so years is typical or ''average''....having said that though, there are some diseases which Goldens are prone to getting as they age...some cancers especially. You could try asking the breeder of your dog if there were any history of those diseases in your dog's line. I asked before I purchased and was told that there was not a history of those diseases but still...there is no guarantee.
• United States
16 Feb 07
Thank you for the input! although that makes me very sad to know that I will be graduating and my dog could be dying...:(
• United States
10 May 07
I had a Golden for 9 years before he stopped walking and had to be pt down. I knew of a friend whos Golden lived to be 19!!!!!
• United States
11 Apr 07
The life span of a golden retriever is usually 8-10 years. I own a golden and he is wonderfull. He is 5 years old. Just remember when he does pass away, he'll be happy to have a owner lik you! :)
• United States
11 Apr 07
The life span of a golden retriever is usually 8-10 years. I own a golden and he is wonderfull. He is 5 years old. Just remember when he does pass away, he'll be happy to have a owner lik you! :)
9 Mar 07
Our last retriever was just over 10 when we had to have him put to sleep due to bowel cancer.He was turning white but I honestly can't say he was getting any slower,he had been so laid back all his life I don't think anyone would notice. Our new one is just over 1 year old and a real different dog for all he is the same breed,all have their own personality just as we humans do.
• United States
12 Feb 07
Around 12 years