Hi everyone, I am considering getting a Doberman as a new addition to my family but I have some concerns about their lifespan. I want to make sure that I can provide them with a happy and healthy life for as long as possible. I have heard conflicting information about how long Dobermans typically live and I am not sure what to believe. Some sources say that they can live up to 10-12 years, while others say their lifespan is much shorter. Can anyone here provide me with accurate information about how long Dobermans live on average? Additionally, if there are any owners of Dobermans out there, can you share your experiences with your dog's lifespan? Thank you in advance for your help.
Hello everyone, I have been a proud Doberman owner for 14 years and my dog is still going strong. Like other users have mentioned, I believe that a balanced diet, regular exercise and good veterinary care have contributed to my Doberman's longevity. However, it's worth noting that each dog is unique and can be predisposed to certain health issues. My Doberman has been exceptionally healthy, but I have known others that have had health issues such as skin allergies and arthritis in their old age. That being said, I think the lifespan range of 10-12 years is a good estimate for most healthy Dobermans. Overall, my experience as a Doberman owner has been a very positive one and I believe this breed can make wonderful pets for the right person or family.