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Breed for Longer Life Span

1010 Views 13 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  MaryLouMaloney
This is just a whimsical idea but what if someone started a non profit organization dedicated to extending the lifespan of dogs.
Like.. what if you froze a bunch of sperm from 100 different dogs and then wait and see which dogs live the most years

After they die of old age or whatever, those oldest dogs are the sperm donors you select for the next generation, etc.
After a few hundred years maybe dogs could live to be 25? What do you think.

Pie in the sky.
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There's more to a dog than longevity.

I once asked a friend who had owned nothing but Irish wolf hounds for many years (and had gone through many Irish wolf hounds) if she'd ever considered a breed with a longer lifespan. She told be she'd rather have an Irish wolf hound for seven years than any other breed for twenty.
What does that have to do with anything?
Take the irish wolfhound and make them live 25 years and its the same dog PLUS longevity!

have it all
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