Rich Raleigh, North Carolina 8/31/2015 8:55:14 AM My Daisy, a pure breed Dobie is coming up on 16 years old. She's had some issues. Cancer at 7 (surgery), sludge filled gall bladder at 9 (corrected with homemade food), liver failure (controlled with meds) and emergency Bloat surgery at 10. She's a happy, loving best friend and still going strong. She's is slowing down a bit now. Sweetest dog i've ever had.BS with all the guess work on life span... It's up to you and the dog. Work together and understand it's not about the number, it's about the quality of life. I will go to the mat for Daisy if the Vet tells me she can recover. If she EVER looses that quality of life that makes her the great dog that she is, I will have no choice but to let her go. Not EVEN on the radar right now.Big Girl Daisy will be 16 in just a few short months.Love your dog and love them EVERYDAY.