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  • My boy's grandmother was 24 years old - In Sweden

  • @grouchyeve She lived til 24 yrs. old?? WOW!! Do you happen to know what kind of dog food or food that she was fed? I bet she was still running circles around everyone 2 or 3 yrs. before!! Besides the love she got, it must have been the food! If you find out or already know about her diet & treats... would you please tell us?? I'd love to see a picture of her too, if you have one! She probably didn't look her age at all. That's awesome!

  • From Wikipedia:

    Basenjis in the 2004 UK Kennel Club survey had a median lifespan of 13.6 years (sample size of 46 deceased dogs),[6] which is 1–2 years longer than the median lifespan of other breeds of similar size.[7] The oldest dog in the survey was 17.5 years. Most common causes of death were old age (30%), urologic (incontinence, Fanconi syndrome, chronic kidney failure 13%), behavior ("unspecified" and aggression 9%), and cancer. (9%).[6]

    Among 78 live dogs in the 2004 UKC survey, the most common health issues noted by owners were dermatologic and urologic[6] (urologic issues in Basenjis can be signs of Fanconi syndrome).<<

    That was for a specific study, but if your grandmother has vet records, it would be fantastic for her to send them into her basenji club! I have heard of a few 17 and 18 yr olds, so am sure older are out there like your grandmother's.

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