I wanted Julie Martinez to know that I still have my wonderful “Ultimo” Vom Mittelwest male German Shepherd (son of Nero Von De Zenteiche and Sissi Vom Mittelwest) who will be 13 years of age in two weeks! (August 14, 2012)
According to my local vet here in Sarasota, Florida, it is quite remarkable for a large German Shepherd dog to be starting his 14th year and he is convinced a lot of it has to do with the constant “interaction” and love and affection Ultimo is accustomed to receiving each day.
I’d love to hear what you think about that, Julie! Ultimo also retains his beautiful markings although he now has grey whiskers.
Would love to hear from you. Thanks!