I just adopted a ten year old retired sled dog from a touring kennel in Colorado. Her name is Ginger (not terribly original, but it's what she already knows) and she's very sweet.
I just wanted to know, do any of you know the lifespan of these dogs? I'm sure it varies enormously, but considering that she's in good health, no arthritis or other movement problems,eats well, has plenty of energy for running, I hope that we will have more than just a couple years together.
Do any of you have a 14, 15, 16 and up husky to compare to?
I plan to be living with her on the oregon coast in a rural area, so I can give her plenty of exercise.
This dog-owning thing is new to me, I've never had one before, and I'm hopeful but a little apprehensive.
(as of right now we are still at the kennel and she is out on a 20-mile sled run with some clients. Lots of energy still!)