We all would like to be accompanied by pets as long as possible. After all, cat or dog for many becomes a full-fledged member of the family. But, unfortunately, among the decorative breeds of dogs and cats are very few long-livers. The more exotic the breed, the usually less the period of the individual's life. This is due to the fact that in the process of crossing and breeding the natural conditions for the development of the mammal were violated.
Toy Terrier is a small dog convenient for keeping in an apartment. These funny and mobile kids will not miss the opportunity to show their character. They are unsurpassed guards, fearless and loyal. Possessing excellent hearing, the little "bells" will certainly warn the owner of any danger.
There are several varieties of this breed. On average, the life span of this decorative dog is 12-13 years. But due to various factors, including the exterior, other figures are mentioned.
How many mini toy terriers live?
Various factors can influence the life span of an individual. The most common causes are:
- the size;
- nutrition and care.
The smaller the dog, the shorter its life, as dwarfism was never considered the norm. So mini-toy terriers usually live from 3 to 5 years, while larger dogs are anatomically healthier, which means they are much more prone to longevity.
Exterior "mini" is divided into:
- micro or super-mini - up to 1.5 kg of adult weight;
- mini - up to 1.8 kg;
- mini-standard - 2 kg.
Anything more than this is related to the toy terrier breed standard. On average, adults reach up to 3 kg in weight with growth at the withers 20-28 cm.
Aging toychiki show less activity, they appear gray, their teeth begin to fall out, their hearing and sight deteriorate. Early phlegm is one of the obvious signs of the life terrier of a toy terrier.
What is the life expectancy of Russian toy terriers?
The Russian toy terrier became known in the 19th century, when representatives of this breed were brought into Russia. It was the most aristocratic dog. Domestic dog handlers made their adjustments, from the hunter-pied piper that was reborn as a companion dog. At the same time, the smaller the individual was, the higher the puppy was valued.
Russian toi are both smooth and fluffy. The second is distinguished not only by the elongated wavy hair, but also by the fringe on the ears. When this “miracle” appears in the house, no one can resist. Note that in many families, this "child" becomes the most beloved. So how long do Russian toy terriers live?
If the dog is kept correctly, then the expected 12 years will live peacefully. Some owners of these decorative dogs celebrate the age of 14, and the age of 17, or even more.
What can be said about black terriers?
The black terrier is a slightly different breed of dog, with the toy has nothing in common. Above average height, strong build, unpretentious care, with a strong immune system dogs were bred for service and guard purposes by crossing different hunting breeds. In weight, an adult black terrier can reach 40-60 kg with growth of 68-76 cm at the withers. The black terrier usually lives about 9-14 years, although there are cases and longer periods of life, as the breed is distinguished by excellent health and endurance of the body in all climatic conditions.
What affects the life span of a toy terrier?
As we have said, size does matter, that is, the smaller and more exotic the dog, the shorter its eyelids. But the decorative characteristics of the breed - not the only reason for longevity. Pet maintenance conditions are also an important factor. So the dogs in love and care in a house usually live much longer than strollers.
Of the other factors of influence, select:
- failure to comply with the diet. For example, obesity is a common cause of disease and early aging. The monotony and imbalance of the diet, harmful, not intended for dog food products, low-grade industrial feed, etc .;
- late vaccination and inadequate veterinary care for the pet;
- hereditary pathologies, genetic susceptibility to diseases, weak immunity from birth;
- untimely treatment-and-prophylactic measures or their complete absence;
- accidents leading to injury or death of the animal;
- frequent hypothermia;
- lack of full walks in the fresh air;
- "disliked" pet.
Do not forget that the toy terrier, although "toy" dog, but still living creatures with their emotions and needs. Referring to a pet as a full-fledged family member, you, undoubtedly, are able to prolong his happy existence.