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Table 1 Age at death statistics of the 25 breeds (with > 50 reported deaths), including the number of deaths reported (N), the contribution per breed (as a percentage of all deaths reported in the survey), the median, inter-quartile range (IQR), range (minimum and maximum) and 95% confidence interval of the median of age of death in months

From: Longevity and mortality in Kennel Club registered dog breeds in the UK in 2014

Breed No. Deaths (N) % of all deaths Parameters of age at death (months) by breed (with n ≥ 50)
Median IQR Range 95% CI
Labrador Retriever 728 12.86 138 94–160 2–242 3.86
Golden Retriever 373 6.59 141 102–162 4–254 4.91
German Shepherd Dog 279 4.93 114 90–138 4–234 4.54
Cocker Spaniel 266 4.70 129 82–155 7–200 7.07
Flat Coated Retriever 225 3.97 114 90–136 18–180 4.85
English Springer Spaniel 224 3.96 135.5 87.5–165 3–210 8.18
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 222 3.92 117 90–145 7–255 5.83
Boxer 170 3.00 105.5 78–131 6–165 6.42
Border Collie 119 2.10 143 107.5–169 1–206 8.91
Dobermann 99 1.75 92 63.75–117.25 7–214 8.50
Border Terrier 98 1.73 145 97–171 6–228 11.81
Irish Setter 98 1.73 133 93–155 6–200 9.90
West Highland White Terrier 96 1.70 152.5 110.5–175 2–267 10.40
Bernese Mountain Dog 78 1.38 96.5 72–115 3–178 7.69
Miniature Schnauzer 76 1.34 118.5 72.5–159 4–202 15.68
Rottweiler 76 1.34 100.5 75–127.5 5–173 9.52
Weimaraner 74 1.31 124 98–155 0–186 10.47
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 71 1.25 130 100.25–160.5 3–297 11.30
Shetland Sheepdog 56 0.99 135.5 114–162 11–191 10.14
Whippet 55 0.97 118 81.5–146 3–199 13.74
Gordon Setter 54 0.95 142.5 119–158 49–178 8.39
Newfoundland 53 0.94 113 90–137 2–171 10.20
Bearded Collie 52 0.92 149.5 117.5–176.5 19–213 12.93
Dalmatian 52 0.92 130 80–165 1–187 18.62
Pointer 50 0.88 134.5 86–152 8–194 14.75
Cumulative total 3744 66.11   
All responses from all breeds 5663 100% 124 86–154 0–317 1.43