Your dog’s age in human years
When we’re working out how old a dog is in human years, the popular opinion is to multiply their age by seven. While it’s true that one year for human development is quite different to one year for a dog’s development, the actual number of dog years to human years depends on several factors, such as breed and size.
Larger breeds live shorter lives, so they mature more quickly. Large and giant breeds are usually considered to be ‘seniors’ by the time they’re five, while medium-sized dogs won’t reach old age until they’re seven. Small and toy breeds reach seniority around the age of 10.According to the UK Kennel Club, the first two years of a small dog’s life is roughly the same as 12.5 human years, while it’s 10.5 for a medium dog, and nine for large dogs. Each additional year of the dog’s life is then multiplied by between 4.3 and 13.4 years, depending on the breed, to find their human age.Britain’s oldest dog, a Jack Russell called Meg, reached the grand old age of 25 in November 2014 – that’s approximately 113 in dog years!
Find out how old your canine companion is using the dog age calculator below
Dog Age in Human Years
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