For those of you with older dogs (over 10, less for the giant breeds i guess) what sort of exercise does your dog get? How do they act on walks ie plodding along? Do they ever suffer after long walks with stiffness or tiredness? What sort of distance/duration/terrain do you cover? Alfie is 12. On average he gets 3-4 hours of offlead exercise a day in the countryside, so various terrain. I occasionally cycle with him, although ive petered that off slightly as its a forced rather than chosen speed for him (he's not attached, but his trot is about twice what it normally is). When i walk him alone, he trots almost everywhere, and has moments where he tears abouts. When i take him out with Oscar he bombs back and forth constantly, leaping over things, hurling himself off of embankments and generally runs riot. He has no joint issues at all (i do give him a supplement though), is never stiff, never lame, and never shows signs of being tired. We got lost a few weeks back and did a 6 hour long walk and he was still up for playing in the evening. This is him after 3 hours of exercise, and he does this almost every evening: Staffordshire Bull Terrier with the Zoomies - YouTube Up until recently, ive never given his age much thought. He is a fit, healthy dog in my eyes, but one of the vets i see (not the nice one thankfully) has told me im over exercising him and that its detrimental to his health. But i can't see how. Im of the opinion that if he is willing, able and doesn't suffer for it, then he can walk as much as he likes. He's a drama queen, so im pretty sure i'd know if he was in pain. He limps if he so much as looks as a thorn. Im must curious as to the abilities of other dogs as Alfie is my first older dog (of my own) that ive experienced that hasn't actually shown signs of aging and slowing down.