You’ve heard for years that to figure a dog’s age in “dog years” you should just add 7 to each year that your dog has been alive. That should give you the human equivalent of your dog’s age, right?
Thanks to Vicki Davis, Executive Director of the Tri-County Humane Society, now you can accurately tell the age of your dog… in dog years.
She says this chart reflects the most accurate dog ages, compared to human ages:
|Dog Age / Human Age|
|6 months||10 years|
|8 months||13 years|
|10 months||14 years|
|12 months||15 years|
|18 months||20 years|
|2 years||24 years|
|4 years||32 years|
|6 years||40 years|
|8 years||48 years|
|10 years||56 years|
|12 years||64 years|
|14 years||72 years|
|16 years||80 years|
|18 years||88 years|
|20 years||96 years|
|21 years||100 years|
UPDATE: There’s a new dog age calculator that takes into consideration the dog’s breed!
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