Calculating the age of dogs in “human years” is not always easy. However, this may change as US researchers confirm that there may be some equivalence between the age of a dog and that of a human, depending on the canine breed.
In Mascotas.cl we are always talking about dogs. These animals have been our friends and companions for centuries, they are characters who have been constantly around us, ready to surrender unconditionally. That is why it is not surprising all the scientific studies that revolve around them.
One of these studies was conducted at the University of Georgia and offered a mathematical and physiological operation that is recommended for those who think they have a dog or a dog. To better graph it, Daniel Promislow and Kate Creevy elaborated this sort of table of equivalences.
For the first two years:
– In small breeds, 1 year of the dog is equivalent to 12.5 humans
– In medium breeds, 1 year of the dog is equivalent to 10.5 human years
– In large breeds, 1 year of the dog is equivalent to 9 human
In the following : In small breeds , 1 year of the dog is
equivalent to these human years: – Dachshund (miniature dogs), 4.32
– Border Terrier, 4.47
– Chihuahua, 4.87West Highland White Terrier, 4.96
– Beagle, 5.20
– Miniature Schnauzer, 5.46
– Spaniel (Cocker), 5.55
– Cavalier King Charles, 5.77
– Pug, 5.95
– French Bulldog, 7.65
In medium breeds , 1 year of the dog is equivalent to these human years:
– Spaniel, 5.46
– Retriever (Labrador), 5.74
– Golden Retriever, 5.74
– Staffordshire Bull Terrier, 5.33
– Bulldog, 13.42
In large breeds , 1 year of the dog is equivalent to these human years:
– German Shepherd, 7.84
– Boxer, 8.90
It should be remembered that these figures are only scientific approaches, and that there are many other ways Of calculating the ages of dogs.
Take advantage of the following question: if a dog can live 5, 10 or 15 years, before adopting should ask themselves if they are willing to commit to having these pets for that time .