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How old is your Dog?


To this day, there is a commonly held belief that, in terms of aging, one human year equals seven dog years. This simple ratio, however, is far from accurate, particularly because dogs clearly reach their adulthood within the first few years of life. Furthermore, the aging process varies significantly between different canine breeds and sizes.

One general formula put forth in recent years is that a dog’s age can be calculated as 10.5 dog years per human year for the first two years of life and then four years per human year thereafter. For example, a two-year-old dog is 21 in dog years, while a three-year-old dog is 25. Following this formula further, a 10-year-old dog is 53 in human years.

Another similar formula suggests the first human year of a dog’s life is equivalent to 15 dog years. By the end of the second year, the dog is 24. Then it ages four years each human year thereafter. Following this formula, a three-year-old dog is 28 and 10-year-old dog is 56.

However, these catch-all theories do not take into account different breeds and weights. Larger dogs tend to have shorter lives than smaller dogs. The largest breeds are often elderly by age six or seven, whereas a dog weighing less than 9 kg (20 lb.) may well be closer to 36 or 40 in dog years at that stage.

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