What is the Lifespan of an Australian Shepherd?

The lifespan of an Australian Shepherd is between 12 and 18 years, on average.

While life expectancy can be influenced by several factors, you can help your dog to live a long and happy life by:

  • Ensuring your Australian Shepherd remains at a healthy weight. Obesity will not only shorten the life of your dog, but it will also increase the likelihood of painful joint issues.
  • Feeding him a high-quality, age-appropriate diet to ensure your dog receives all the nutrients he needs.
  • Ensuring he has plenty of exercise to use up his energy and have fun.
  • Scheduling regular vet check-ups so that any health issues can be addressed before they become serious.