Dog Years to Human Years Converter
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Enter your dogs age (from 1 to 16) to get the human years equivalent. The calculation is made for a “medium” dog (21 to 50 pounds) using the AKC recommendation. Body
How old is your dog in human years? We used to simply multiply a dog’s age by seven. However, this calculation isn’t so cut-and-dried. See our dog age calculator and chart to discover your dog’s age.
Size and breed matters. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than larger dogs, but they may mature more quickly in the first few years of life. A large-breed canine might age more slowly at first, but be nearing middle age at only five years. Tiny dogs and toy breeds don’t become seniors until around age 10. Medium-sized dogs are somewhere in the middle on both counts.
But don’t worry! No matter how old your dog is, they will always be your puppy.
It is true that dogs age more rapidly than us humans – but several factors come into play on how fast they truly mature.
If you are a dog parent, you’ve heard this before – one year for your two-legged family member is equivalent to seven years for your four-legged family member. But how true is this? It turns out the math isn’t that simple.
Dogs age more rapidly early on, so the first year of their life is equal to about 15 human years.
Given these differences in life expectancy based upon breed and size, you can see that a simple formula of one human year being equal to seven dog years would not be accurate. Although dog experts do not agree on a standard formula, there are some similarities in the ways different people think about things.
For example, when you hit your teenage years, the dog will be quite advanced in age. As youre ready for high school, the dog will be ready for the retirement home! If it helps, you can also think of it this way: a dogs lifespan is a lot shorter than yours (maybe 15 years compared to 75 or more for you), so that means a dog ages much more quickly in the same amount of time.
Others use a variable formula that reflects the belief that the first two years of a dogs life are approximately equal to 10-11 years each, with each year thereafter being equal to about four human years. Over time for many dog breeds, this variable formula might average out to the common belief that one human year is equal to about seven dog years.
The idea of a “dog year” probably came about as a result of the fact that dogs develop at a different rate than human beings. A one-year-old child still relies on its parents for nearly everything. A one-year-old dog (in human years), though, does behave much more like an older child.
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