Dog Age in Human Years – 7 Year Myth


I was doing some research on the causation and prominence of cancer in wild dogs.

Data is in short supply, certainly for comparative purposes.

However I did stumble across something which I'd been meaning to do for a while.

Many readers of K9 Magazine ask us about the dog age versus human age measurement.

Popular myth is that one dog year equals seven human years. The chart on this page is actually a more accurate reflection of the age differential between dogs and humans.

Thought you might find it useful.

Courtesy of Wikipedia (where else!)

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  1. Val Mazzotta says:

    Excellent,thank you for sharing that , have always thought the 7 year thing was a myth. Can you tell me,what about cats? Their age is suppose to be 9 years to our one,is this also a myth?

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Ryan O'Meara is the founder of Total Pet Publishing, a former professional dog trainer, current publisher of K9 Magazine, author and commentator on social issues relating to dogs and business. He is a World Animal Day ambassador and one of the co-founder's of the leading UK dog adoption website
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My name is Ryan O'Meara.

I am the publisher and editor-in-chief of K9 Magazine. I founded Total Pet Publishing, a specialist media company deciated to pets and pet owners as well as ViVo Media, a hyper-local media venture. I am a former professional dog trainer and author of three books, Clever Dog (life lessons from man's best friend), Newshounds and Amazing Dog Facts & Trivia.

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Dog Age in Human Years – 7 Year Myth