Originally Posted by The1
we had the Pembroke until she was 14 and she was probably arthritic for about 2 years until we didn't want to see her suffer anymore.
the Cardigan made it to about 6 and we took him for sugary and unfortunatly it didn't work. and he had to be put down
They can have pretty long and great lives, just try not to let her jump around too much as that tends to be a problem starter with their backs. Our Cardigan was extremely playful and would play fetch as long as there was light in the sky *and would try beyond*
Funny you mention jumping because she loves to do it. She jumps around everywhere....we are trying to train her not jump on and off furniture, stairs, etc. because like you said, that is not good for their backs and hips.