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does anyone have experience with ny nj conn or pa breeders that had some longevity in their lines..just lost my 11 yold and am considering goldrush amongst others
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I think a number of breeders I know of may have a least one GR that was lost too early, and a number of GR's that lived to be 14. You can check k9data for longevity.


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Tairis is in Maine. My Selka's dad Apollo lived to be almost 17.
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Longevity is really hard to gauge. A really honest breeder might put more data on k9data, so you'd see dogs who died at 7 along with dogs who died at 14. An unethical breeder might delete or otherwise make sure unflattering data didn't make it up there, and only the long lived dogs show up. It's still a question worth breeding and worth asking.

Comet's breeder is in Westchester, close to the CT border, and her main stud died at 13.5, but she has been using his frozen semen. Here's Comet's longevity pedigree. I thought it was pretty impressive, and longevity was really important to me. I also loved the look of the stud dog and his versatility. I also think she does a great job mixing dogs that are successful in conformation with dogs who are truly able to do the work.
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does anyone have experience with ny nj conn or pa breeders that had some longevity in their lines..just lost my 11 yold and am considering goldrush amongst others
It's a hard thing to really pinpoint. I lost my Kasei at 8.5 to hemangiosarcoma - he was the last remaining dog from his litter - all nine of them died of hemangiosarcoma between the ages of 6 and 8.5...We had been doing quarterly health checks to try to get ahead of Hemangio - he was diagosed the day we had to say goodbye - his previous vist had been only 4 weeks earlier when he received a clean bill of health...His father was a really popular sire who died recently at well over the age of 15 - he outlived an astonishing number of his offspring.

I think you need to talk to breeders - look at what they've produced and how honest they are about longevity...Longevity is in my top five criteria for a puppy - but there are other components. Having lived with dogs with a less than golden temperaments (one was a golden) - I actually have temperament higher on my list than longevity...

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Tucker and Shadow have some of the same pedigree as Comet. Teddy passing so early always concerned me.


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Longevity is really hard to gauge. A really honest breeder might put more data on k9data, so you'd see dogs who died at 7 along with dogs who died at 14. An unethical breeder might delete or otherwise make sure unflattering data didn't make it up there, and only the long lived dogs show up. It's still a question worth breeding and worth asking.

Comet's breeder is in Westchester, close to the CT border, and her main stud died at 13.5, but she has been using his frozen semen. Here's Comet's longevity pedigree. I thought it was pretty impressive, and longevity was really important to me. I also loved the look of the stud dog and his versatility. I also think she does a great job mixing dogs that are successful in conformation with dogs who are truly able to do the work.
thanks for the encouragement..is the breeder windrush? i couldnt find it..do you have website name much appreciated
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It's a hard thing to really pinpoint. I lost my Kasei at 8.5 to hemangiosarcoma - he was the last remaining dog from his litter - all nine of them died of hemangiosarcoma between the ages of 6 and 8.5...We had been doing quarterly health checks to try to get ahead of Hemangio - he was diagosed the day we had to say goodbye - his previous vist had been only 4 weeks earlier when he received a clean bill of health...His father was a really popular sire who died recently at well over the age of 15 - he outlived an astonishing number of his offspring.

I think you need to talk to breeders - look at what they've produced and how honest they are about longevity...Longevity is in my top five criteria for a puppy - but there are other components. Having lived with dogs with a less than golden temperaments (one was a golden) - I actually have temperament higher on my list than longevity...

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Tucker and Shadow have some of the same pedigree as Comet. Teddy passing so early always concerned me.
Wait, who's Teddy?
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thanks for the encouragement..is the breeder windrush? i couldnt find it..do you have website name much appreciated
Yup, Windrush. Like so many great hobby breeders, they don't have a website. Kind of a word-of-mouth operation. I can put you in touch with her if you private message me.
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