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Boxer Longevity

What is a Boxers Normal Life Span?

Dr. Helga Eichelberg (Zoolog. Institut an der Rh. Friedr. Wilhelms Universitaet - Bonn - Germany) did a study about longevity in Boxers in 1989.

These are the results:

Total Dogs Bitches

No. of dogs studied 546 262 284
Average longevity 8.9 8.7 9.1 (years)
Causes of death: (%)

Cancer 36.8 29.8 43.3
Heart 19.4 22.1 16.9
Kidney 5.7 5.7 5.6
Accident 4.9 4.9 4.9
Stroke 3.8 5.0 2.5
Spondylosis 3.8 5.0 2.8
Bloat 2.7 1.9 3.5
Epilepsie 1.5 3.0 0.0
Others 21.2 22.1 20.4

6 years before, in 1983, another study had been done. The number of dogs studied were 1271, and the results:

Cancer 26.3
Heart 20.6
Kidney 5.4
Accident 11.7
Spondylosis 2.4
Epilepsy 2.4
Others 25.2
Old-age 5.9



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