Monday, April 1, 2013

Not So Great Dane

The latest Great Dane breed health survey from the British Kennel Club:

  • The median age at death for Great Danes was 6 years and 6 months...

  • The median current age of all dogs with one or more disease conditions and a reported age was 4 years and 9 months.

  • The median age at diagnosis for all disease occurrences with a reported age at diagnosis was 2 years.

This is of REPORTED dogs -- there is a natural bias to not report when dogs are less healthy, so this is the most optimistic population data.

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