Dog Years

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    Apr 06, 2014 3:55 AM GMT
    The old rule-of-thumb that one dog year equals seven years of a human life is not accurate. The ratio is higher with youth and decreases a bit as the dog ages. Depending on breed, a dog experiences the raging hormones of adolescence anywhere from eight months to two years or more. Generally, a dog of six has aged about as much as a 45-year-old human. At 10, she's like a human of 65; at 12, a human of 75; and at 15, a human of 90.

    A dog's lifespan is only a fraction of the average human's lifespan, which means that a dog ages more quickly in the same amount of time. This chart shows how a dog's age might be adjusted to compare to a human's age.

    Canine Age = Human Age

    2 Months = 14 Months

    6 Months = 5 Years

    8 Months = 9 Years

    1 Year = 15 Years

    2 Years = 24 Years

    3 Years = 28 Years

    4 Years = 32 Years

    5 Years = 37 Years

    6 Years = 42 Years

    7 Years = 47 Years

    8 Years = 52 Years

    9 Years = 57 Years

    10 Years = 62 Years

    11 Years = 67 Years

    12 Years = 72 Years

    13 Years = 77 Years

    14 Years = 82 Years

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    Loretta is 15 Human Years and Joe is about 100 Human Years. Yikes! icon_cry.gif

    How old are your pups?
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    Apr 06, 2014 3:58 AM GMT
    mine is like 35. your dogs are damn cute and Lotetta looks like Joes daughter
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    Apr 06, 2014 4:03 AM GMT
    David3000 saidmine is like 35. your dogs are damn cute and Lotetta looks like Joes daughter


    Thanks. Yeah but they're not related at all. I didn't even pick her out. I just called the SPCA and asked them if I could foster a dog, so they brought me a random dog that was endangered of being put down. I fostered her for a week, but couldn't give her up when they came to pick her up because they couldn't promise me she would not be euthanized.
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    Apr 06, 2014 4:04 AM GMT
    Who cares? icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Amira

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    Apr 06, 2014 4:09 AM GMT
    Your dogs are adorable.. I have a dog who has mostly black lab in him. He's getting up there as well. About 62-67 human years. Still full of energy, just not as crazy as he was a pup. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 06, 2014 4:15 AM GMT
    Amira saidYour dogs are adorable.. I have a dog who has mostly black lab in him. He's getting up there as well. About 62-67 human years. Still full of energy, just not as crazy as he was a pup. icon_smile.gif


    Thanks.

    Labs are predisposed to joint problems and cancer. If you don't already have him on a good omega-3, you might want to start. Regular raw meat is also very helpful.
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    Apr 06, 2014 4:17 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    David3000 saidmine is like 35. your dogs are damn cute and Lotetta looks like Joes daughter


    Thanks. Yeah but they're not related at all. I didn't even pick her out. I just called the SPCA and asked them if I could foster a dog, so they brought me a random dog that was endangered of being put down. I fostered her for a week, but couldn't give her up when they came to pick her up because they couldn't promise me she would not be euthanized.

    Keep her! shes real cute i know you wont be able to let her go now icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 06, 2014 4:22 AM GMT
    David3000 said
    Scruffypup said
    David3000 saidmine is like 35. your dogs are damn cute and Lotetta looks like Joes daughter


    Thanks. Yeah but they're not related at all. I didn't even pick her out. I just called the SPCA and asked them if I could foster a dog, so they brought me a random dog that was endangered of being put down. I fostered her for a week, but couldn't give her up when they came to pick her up because they couldn't promise me she would not be euthanized.

    Keep her! shes real cute i know you wont be able to let her go now icon_biggrin.gif


    Not a chance. She's permanently adopted now.
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    Apr 06, 2014 4:25 AM GMT
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    Both of these dogs were my childhood, they grew up with me. They were both pups when my family got them around the same time and they lived 14 long and happy years (80ish I guess). They both passed in the same year a while back but I still miss 'em tons and tons.
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    Apr 06, 2014 4:30 AM GMT
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    Both of these dogs were my childhood, they grew up with me. They were both pups when my family got them around the same time and they lived 14 long and happy years (80ish I guess). They both passed in the same year a while back but I still miss 'em tons and tons.


    Awww, they both look very sweet. I think it's important for kids to have dogs growing up. They teach us so much about unconditional love.
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    Apr 06, 2014 4:30 AM GMT
    MisfitToy saidToni is 28


    Photos or Toni doesn't exist!
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    Apr 06, 2014 4:32 AM GMT
    MisfitToy saidMy dog

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    Haha. That face! Looks a bit like my dog Loretta.
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    Apr 06, 2014 4:48 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Richenstein said

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    Both of these dogs were my childhood, they grew up with me. They were both pups when my family got them around the same time and they lived 14 long and happy years (80ish I guess). They both passed in the same year a while back but I still miss 'em tons and tons.


    Awww, they both look very sweet. I think it's important for kids to have dogs growing up. They teach us so much about unconditional love.


    Oh yes definitely, and I consider myself really lucky to have had parents willing to take care of young me and two puppies at the same time. I was really attached to them growing up so the year they both died was incredibly sad for me, it was essentially loosing members of my family. It was overall a great experience though and I plan to have my kids grow up with dogs as well icon_biggrin.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Apr 06, 2014 4:51 AM GMT
    Mine is still younger than me ... he's about 40
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    Apr 06, 2014 5:13 AM GMT
    mone is 100 in human years… every once in a while he goes into crazy puppy mode, too bad it only lasts a few minutes… then he is pooped… lol..
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    Apr 06, 2014 12:30 PM GMT
    That's her 'why are you taking pictures when I should be eating face'

    That's a scary sentence about a dog with the misplaced quotation mark! icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 08, 2014 12:27 PM GMT
    I've got a parrot that's living forever. I love the bird but it's kind of scary.