If your dog was a human, how old would he be?
Ever wonder how old your dog is in human years? Not all breeds age alike, so use this program to calculate your dog's "human" age.
Note :This calculator determines the age of your dog in equivalent human years by specific breed . This calculator uses dog lifespan data from AKC(Americans Kennel Club ).
Instruction To Use:
- Enter Your Dog Age
- Select Your Dog Breed
- Finally Click The Calculate Button
How to Calculate Dog Years to Human Years?
As a general guideline, though, the American Veterinary Medical Association breaks it down like this:
- 15 human years equals the first year of a medium-sized dog’s life.
- Year two for a dog equals about nine years for a human.
- And after that, each human year would be approximately five years for a dog.
How Do Researchers Come Up With Those Numbers?
There are many several factors to consider, so it’s not possible to pin it down precisely, but the AVMA says: “Cats and small dogs are generally considered ‘senior’ at seven years old, but we all know they’ve got plenty of life left in them at that age. Larger-breed dogs tend to have shorter lifespans compared to smaller breeds and are often considered senior when they are 5 to 6 years of age. The ‘senior’ classification is based on the fact that pets age faster than people, and veterinarians start seeing more age-related problems in these pets. Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not age at a rate of 7 human years for each year in dog years.”