LONGEVITY AND MORTALITY OF IRISH WOLFHOUNDS
Article first published online: 21 AUG 2009
1956 The Zoological Society of London
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume 127, Issue 1, pages 27–34, September 1956
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COMFORT, A. and MATTHEWS, L. H. (1956), LONGEVITY AND MORTALITY OF IRISH WOLFHOUNDS. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 127: 27–34. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1956.tb00458.x
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 21 AUG 2009
- 13th December 1955
- 1Life tables and survival curves have been constructed from kennel records of 189 Irish wolfhounds.
- 2The maximum recorded ages in months were males 126, females 161, and the mean ages at death of animals surviving to one year were: males 495±0–94 years and females 6–59±0–95 years.
- 3The viability of bitches was higher at all ages than that of dogs. There was a particularly heavy mortality of dogs in the third year of life.
- 4The influence of large size and of inbreeding depression on the longevity of the breed is discussed.