Indigenous dogs have historically lived short lives. Life for them generally ran parallel with their human companions, tough symbiotic conjoined existence with a lifespan measured in survival mode criteria. Of course there were exceptions. But on average dogs that were simply useful no more, in an era of generational hand to mouth reality, lived on average 5 maybe 6 years.
Nothing has changed, Bali Dogs still on average live short lives. So incredibly strong is their genetic spirit, they will perform whatever function is indicative to their nature, until they draw their final breath. Function for a Bali Dog is, just is. From the range of duties that individually they are blood lined imbued with, their need to fulfill their designated activity(s) is everything. To deny them their life force need is completely cruel and against their natural spirit.
A Bali Dog will never stop working, from exuberant puppy to blind lame old dog; they will do absolutely everything to go on doing just what they do. For thousands of Bali Dogs their functional lives do continue for as long as their short lives last, they are the lucky ones, even though at times on observation it may not look that way. It’s the others who end up caged physically and emotionally, those who may end up living a perpetual useless daily date into old age, who end up suffering the ultimate indignity.
To never run free and at full force at an imaginary date, just being and just doing what they were born to do.