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How Old is your Dog?

From yesterday’s entry in the Ben Franklin’s Almanac of Wit, Wisdom, and Practical Advice I bought several years ago, I read the interesting facts of determining your dog’s age.  Here is the excerpt from the book:

MULTIPLYING your dog's age by seven is easy, but it isn't
accurate. 'Human years' accumulate more quickly in a dog's life
during the dog's early years. As the dog ages, the rate of
maturity in equivalent human years slows down. (As of this
writing, the world's record for dog longevity is 29 years
5 months.) 

         EQUIVALENT           EQUIVALENT            EQUIVALENT
DOG AGE  HUMAN AGE   DOG AGE  HUMAN AGE   DOG AGE   HUMAN AGE
(YEARS)   (YEARS)    (YEARS)   (YEARS)    (YEARS)    (YEARS)
  ½          10        13         68          26       100½
  1          15        14         70½         27       103
  2          24        15         73          28       105½
  3          28        16         75½         29       108
  4          32        17         78          30       110
  5          36        18         8O½
  6          40        19         83
  7          44        20         85½
  8          48        21         88
  9          52        22         90½
  10         56        23         93
  11         60        24         95½
  12         64        25         98

RULE OF THUMB: After the 2nd year, add 4 human years for 
each dog year. After the 13th year, add 2 1/2 human years 
for each dog year.

Since my dog is now 14 years in dog years, I was always thought she was 98. However, she is more likely 70 1/2 years.

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  1. 12 November 2009 at 21:20

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