Apparently we are living longer, just like humans.
This MSNBC article mentioned a dog that is 26 years old. Wow. The shiba inu my owners had before me lived till she was about 17 years old. I heard she was very active hunting in the backyard and going for walks every day until the final 2 months. This is a picture of Uni three months before she passed away. That's Brownie (Hoppy's brother) who passed away a month later because he ate through the dry wall one day and ate the insulation inside the dry wall. So unfortunately he did not live very long. But Hoppy is over 7 years old now. So hopefully she will live a long time.