Calculate Your Pet’s Age

 

Dogs mature much faster than humans do, and trying to determine a dog’s age in human years is often inaccurate. You may be surprised to know that a dog’s relative age is based on its size: small dogs mature faster and live longer than large dogs. Therefore, multiplying a dog’s age by 7 is not accurate most of the time. The table below provides a more precise technique for how to calculate your dog’s age.

 

A dog’s size and breed can ultimately affect the rate at which it ages. Small and toy breed dogs can be considered “elders” around the age of 10. Larger dogs, which mature at a slower rate, are considered to be elders once they reach the age of 5.

 

Similarly to humans, it is much easier to determine how old a puppy is opposed to an older dog by observing its baby teeth. However contrary to popular belief, other physical attributes such as the shininess of a coat, are not always accurate indicators of age.

 

Based on their respective sizes, dogs can live to be the following ages:

  • Smaller dogs: up to 16 years
  • Medium dogs: 10 to 14 years
  • Larger dogs (i.e. Great Dane): 7 to 8 years

 

Whether newly adopted or a long-time companion, you can easily determine the age of your dog using this dog age calculator:

 

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4-20 lbs

 

21-50 lbs

 

51-85 lbs

 

Over 85 lbs

Human
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Dog
18
24
28
32
36
40
44
48
52
56
60
64
68
72
76
80
84
88
92
96

 

Human
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

Dog
16
22
28
33
37
42
47
51
56
60
65
69
74
78
83
88
93
98

 

Human
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

Dog
15
20
30
35
40
45
50
55
61
66
72
77
82
88
93
99

 

Human
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

Dog
14
19
32
37
42
49
56
63
70
77
84
91
98