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1 dog year = 7 human years...NOT accurate!



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1 dog year = 7 human years...NOT accurate!

I know we all have been led to believe that for each year of life for a dog equalled SEVEN human years! I have just found out that this isnt accurate!!! Im shocked although the accurate conversion isnt far off. They say that its not accurate, since dogs reach their adulthood within their first couple years of life. The most accurate formula would be: 10.5 dog years for every human year for the first 2 years of the dogs life, and then 4 dog years for every human year for each year after that.

Shocking, I know! How do you guys feel about this more accurate discovery?

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MusicMoguls

This is crazy! All my life i have been mislead and wrong about this! The fact that it changes after a certain age is just beyond me. They actually age faster when they are pups as opposed to grown adults that is a cool fact. I don't think dogs will ever be able to hold a conversation with us, Or will they? Technology is coming a long way and i believe that talking to our dogs is not as far fetched as it may seem. Here is a qoute from an article i just read and the link so you can ready it yourself.

http://www.akc.org/news/new-talking-dog-technology/?

Thanks to a new technology, when you speak to your dog, he'll be able to do more than just bark back. The technology, which was created at Georgia Tech, uses a sensor activation system that produces speech when touched by the dog, according to a CNN report.




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Lynne

Oh wow that is hectic. Imagine being able to have a conversation with your dog? They pretty much understand what we are saying that's for sure. It would be incredible to know what they want to say!




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kgord

I guess this is not that surprising. It is just easier to think of one human year 7 years of a dogs life. I mean obviously if you think about it the old adage is not really true. It is subject to change




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Lynne

That is interesting, I had no idea. Perhaps what we have heard is just an average of the human to dog year ratio?

It is much easier to just say 7 dog years to 1 human year than to say the correct way right? It must just be that the overall average is taken instead?




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ermini2

hahah i dont know, i just found it online today actually and i was like NO WAY. i have been taught wrong my whole life LOL

i just thought it was interesting, because literally a dog is an adult at like 2 years of age so it kind of made more sense to me. LOL but who actually knows the truth? our furry little friends, i wish they could talk!




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idealmike

I sometimes muse over the wonder that if you put a dog through school, made it sit at a desk and taught it English like everyone else was taught. Actually taught it to speak, to say words. Would eventually, it be able to? Some dogs are really smart and can learn things at a surprising pace. Of course, they lack the same frontal cerebral cortex that our brains have and don't have the ability to say words like we can. But with enough training, with enough treats, anything is possible right? 1 dog year = 7 human years...NOT accurate!




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ermini2

that would be so awesome. dogs are really smart! i wonder if dedication and a good dog breed, if it could happen




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augusta

Wow just learning about this.Never knew about the former let alone the latter. Thanks for finding the accurate thing.it always good to armed one's self with accurate information.




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hitmeasap

I had no idea and I, just like you, have always heard 7 years = 1 human year. Sure, it might be the average ratio like Lynne mentioned, as it's way easier to explain to people, but seriously.. Just imagine how that would be as a human.. You're born and one year later you're 10.5 years old.. And on your "11th" birthday, you're actually 21.. So, when I'm 2 years old, I'm in reality already what we in Sweden call "byxmyndig", which basically is the legal age to have sex.. And I can get a drivers license and I can buy alcohol. And vote.. Wow.

I would probably prefer the "Benjamin Button-disease", which is the opposite. More or less.




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Judas2018

You also have to take into account the particular and specific dog breeds that don't tend to live very long due to genetics. Such as the Saint Bernard, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bull Mastiff, Rottweiler, and Great Dane. I used to believe when I was a kid that the Dalmation was one of those breeds but that is actually incorrect.




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Heatman6190

Seriously, this is quite interesting. I haven't thought about how to calculate how my dog or anyone else's dog age. The truth of the matter is that, I do enjoy dogs when they are still puppies. At this puppy stage, they tend to be more sweet, adorable and as well as very playful.

If you are a dog lover, it's always definitely hard for you to have any ill feeling towards any puppy, in fact most times, I do wish my puppy never grows up but it's quite funny as they normally faster when small and probably take longer to grow again as they get older.




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ballyhara

All my life I have been believing the seven years calculation. That means my dog is not as old as I thought. Good to know for sure, but shocking for me. Actually I have to be honest, I never did some research to find out if the information was true. Then it turns out I was mistaken. Thanks for the news, you never know what you are going to learn everyday.




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honeybabe

.All this years I know dog years is equivalent to 7 years inhuman 1:7 ratio. This is not true? I really don’t know the exact calculation. But for me if I have pets I always treat them as babies forever regardless of their ages. Doesn’t matter of their exact ages. But it is good information to those people who want to know the exact ages of their pets.




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mildredtabitha

I had no idea about this fact. I am shocked to know for every 10 human years, a dog has lived 2 years. This means that dogs grow faster and for you to be the same age as a dog, you have to live 10 years while a dog has only 2 years. Wonders shall never end.




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Blank629

I don't really know about it. I always add one year to my dog everytime he reach his birthday. I mean the day I bought him. But this is so amazing! You will look younger than anyone at your age. And many of us will want that of course including me. Anyways, I'll find what is the truth about it. I hope I can find the answer.




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