I've been looking at the local animal shelters website and came across a male black&white Japanese Chin that was 8 years old. I originally wanted a Papillon, but that hasn't been working out, so I was thinking of maybe trying out a different breed. Though, I wanted my first dog to be one I could have for a long time and during my search on the average lifespan for a Japanese Chin I've read that they live to be up to 10 years and other places say from 12-14 years. Do you think it would be a smart idea to look into adopting this dog? I don't want to get this dog and soon after deal with a lose of a pet if it really will only live up to 10 years, 12-14 I think I could live with though... I plan to feed it Wellness or Taste of the Wild, if that helps. :] Older dogs seem to have a harder time being adopted so I hope I'll have enough time to come up with a decision.