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Old 09-19-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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Today is my dog's 4th birthday. I know people always talk about one human year equalling seven dog years (which would make him 21 and old enough for a beer if he belonged to that knucklehead from another thread who gave his dog a beer).

What do you really think is the appropriate equation for dog to people years? It must vary by breed I would imagine.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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It's actually 16 years per 1 human year. I've seen it somewhere.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Crossville TN
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My one is a few months older then yours and def wouldn't equal 21 yrs old adult. He's still acting like your lil 6 months old pup.
So from him if i'd have to judge how old a 4 yrs old dog in human would be i'd say he's 7-8 yrs old with his head fullllll of silly adventures :-)
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Crossville TN
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It's actually 16 years per 1 human year. I've seen it somewhere.
Seriously? So if my dog is 10 its actually 160 or what?
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:34 PM
 
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hey, pinetree, this is the dog age conversion chart that i've found online before...let me know if the link breaks for some reason, and i'll dm you...but basically this chart says age is based on size, breed, living conditions, etc...

Convert Dog Years (age) to Human Years (age)

Last edited by barndog; 09-19-2008 at 12:58 PM.. Reason: added info
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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In his first year he goes through the same difficult stages that teenage humans have gone through. It slows after that. At one year he's a teenager, at two years he's an early twenty something, at three years he just rolled over his 30th birthday.

You might say that he's a young dog for 3 years, a good dog for 3 years, an old dog for three years and anything after that is bonus.
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