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Old 05-15-2005, 06:25 PM
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Hello, is there a life expectancy for chis? My last one (Rusty R.I.P.) lived 22 years. And very sprie to the very end. And Roxy is almost 2. I can't bear the fact of loosing her too. Thank You , Kay
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I believe the average life expectancy of a Chihuahua is 15 - 18 years. They have the longest life expectancy of any dog. You were fortunate to have Rusty for so long --- I hope Roxy lives at least that long.
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For her weight the average is about 15yrs (*knock on wood* that she stays healthy). I have seen a couple 18yr old chi's come in and they looked pretty darn good for their age.
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Toby was 3 days off his 16th birthday when he died,dont know how old Penny was as she was a rescue.
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i'm thinking about that already too i hope mine will be 22 years ...i dread the day i have to lose them

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I'm hoping that Lily sets a new world's record for chi longevity.
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22 is a great age, I wish they all lived that long. At present I've got 4 at 12yrs, 2 at 14yrs & 1 at 16yrs & none of them act their age
but we've lost 3 between 12 -14yrs due to heart problems They do seem to outlive other breeds though
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Wow, 22 years! That is a long life. I've never had one that lived beyond 12 years, however I think one reason for that is they were rescues and all had some health problems when I got them.

Jasmine is the first chi puppy I've had since I was a child. According to my vet, she is completely healthy so I'm hoping she will have a long and healthy life. Chis do have a longer life expectancy that most other breeds.
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