The age of the dog is primarily determined by the condition of the teeth and the amount of gray hair on the head. It is clear that in appearance it is quite difficult to uniquely determine the age. In the same way, knowing how old the dog is, we cannot unambiguously determine the age of the dog in terms of human years. But we can definitely orient ourselves to which age group, by human standards, to attribute it to.
How to recalculate a dog’s age on a human?
The most common calculation, although not entirely true, is based on the fact that one canine year is equal to seven human years. In the first year of his life, the puppy grows and develops unusually quickly. Already in the second year of life, the level of development and physical shape of the pet corresponds to a teenager. Also, the thinking processes of a one-year-old dog correspond to a high level. When an animal reaches two years of age, it can be compared to a person at the age of twenty. After that, each year the pet is equated to approximately 5 human years. It is with this speed that the dog’s body, brain and nervous system are aging. Continue reading