What is the average age ridgies start to slow down?

  
Brandine

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Barked: Fri Aug 28, '09 9:15am PST 
Hi, I was wondering what is the average age ridgebacks may start to slow down? My girl is 7 1/2 and she seems to be showing signs of aging. She no longer runs at full speed like she used too.(sounded like a horse or train haha) She also has a white muzzle now. Just wondering if this is normal for the breed. I have tried googling but I cannot find what I am looking for. Thanks smile
Thalia Rose

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Barked: Fri Sep 4, '09 6:41am PST 
Sorry I can't help much as I am a mix but I started to grey around the muzzle at 3eek. As to slowing down...I am 4 now and still going strong. You might want to check out the forums breed pages for more helpshrug
Brandine

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Barked: Fri Sep 4, '09 10:05pm PST 
Thanks for the reply. I will keep checking in the forums.

Thalia Rose

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Barked: Sat Sep 5, '09 9:39am PST 
You might also want to email some of the Ridgeback owners with your questions... especially those with older dogs. Just look at the list of members or the administrators, go to their page, and ask them. Good luck.