Our fun-loving Dachshunds are often our best friends. If you asked any Dachshund owner about how old their Doxie lived to be they will tell you that they wish they could have lived forever.
Thinking about the passing of your Doxie can be heartbreaking so instead, it feels much better to think about how to help your Dachshund live a long full healthy life. But it’s also important to know what to expect as your Doxie ages as well.
Dachshunds and Mini Dachshunds have an average life expectancy of 12–16 years. Some owners have reported their Doxies living up to 19 years old. In human years that’s a range of 65-90+. The leading cause of premature death in Dachshunds is Cancer.
Doxies that keep physically and mentally active can live on average 14-17 years.
The aging process for dogs is quite interesting. It was thought in years past that dogs age 7 human years for every year that they are alive. That has since proven to be false.