Great Dogs!!! I had one that lived bout 12 years, she ended up with hip problems. I love dogs but in the long haul they just set you up for a heart ache
Heart ache can come with anything. And there are so many animals who need good homes and love. Yes, it hurts so painfully when they die but it's worth it knowing you gave them a family that loves them and a good life. They love us unconditionally. Nobody lives forever, it's just part of life. Unfortunately, people usually do outlive their pets but a home without the joys of a pet/pets just isn't much of a home. That's why I have 4.