This is a how old is your dog

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This is a how old is your dog
« on: August 05, 2013, 22:38 »
Calculator as it does vary from the 7 year rule.



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Re: This is a how old is your dog
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 19:05 »
Calculator as it does vary from the 7 year rule.




This was on the BBC news magazine page about a month ago. It doesn't make a lot of sense, or if it does (to anyone) it doesn't show anything remotely clear cut...
« Last Edit: August 11, 2013, 19:11 by arugula »
"They say a snow year's a good year" -- Rutherford.

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Re: This is a how old is your dog
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 19:07 »
Smallmedium dog is the inner ring.
Large dog is the middle ring
Xtra Large dog is the outer ring


A rough size guide is the three pictures of the dogs.


The green numbers is the actual age in years.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2013, 19:08 by BobE »

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Re: This is a how old is your dog
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 19:10 »
Smallmedium dog is the inner ring.
Large dog is the middle ring
Xtra Large dog is the outer ring


A rough size guide is the three pictures of the dogs.


The green numbers is the actual age in years.

Exactly. It doesn't make a lot of sense.

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Re: This is a how old is your dog
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013, 19:12 »
Smallmedium dog is the inner ring.
Large dog is the middle ring
Xtra Large dog is the outer ring


A rough size guide is the three pictures of the dogs.


The green numbers is the actual age in years.

Exactly. It doesn't make a lot of sense.


Find your dogs age in the green ring, then read his human age on the correct orange ring.
(Its based on the old 1 year = 7 year thing)

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Re: This is a how old is your dog
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2013, 19:15 »
Smallmedium dog is the inner ring.
Large dog is the middle ring
Xtra Large dog is the outer ring


A rough size guide is the three pictures of the dogs.


The green numbers is the actual age in years.

Exactly. It doesn't make a lot of sense.


Find your dogs age in the green ring, then read his human age on the correct orange ring.
(Its based on the old 1 year = 7 year thing)

Yes Bob, it doesn't show anything clear cut.

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BobE

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Re: This is a how old is your dog
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2013, 19:24 »
If your dog is 2 then in human terms its 24
If your dog is 6 and he is quite a large dog then in human terms he is 48
And so on

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Re: This is a how old is your dog
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2013, 19:29 »
It's perfectly clear to me  :)

People like (for a bit of fun) to estimate their dogs' equivalent ages / life expectancies by the 1 person year = 7 dog years tradition.

This is broadly inaccurate because larger dogs typically have shorter lifespans than little dogs, so this image provides a less inaccurate way to estimate the dog's age etc.  Take the dog's age in calendar years - the green numbers, and read out towards the outside for the dog's comparable age in human years to the right number according to the size of the dog.

So, a large dog aged 7 years equates to 54 years in a human's lifespan.

It's all not to be taken too seriously and is a bit of fun.  I found it interesting, Bob  :D
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: This is a how old is your dog
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2013, 19:31 »
Thank you Yorkie.   :)

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Re: This is a how old is your dog
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2013, 21:33 »
Poor old Jess is still way over a 100... :(

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Re: This is a how old is your dog
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2013, 22:11 »
My Small dog passed away at 19 what would that make him? :ohmy:

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Re: This is a how old is your dog
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2013, 22:23 »
My Small dog passed away at 19 what would that make him? :ohmy:


The bigger the dog the shorter the life. A dog that reaches 20 is roughly 140 in human years. (20*7)  Not sure on the scale above.  You must have looked after him ever so well?? 

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Re: This is a how old is your dog
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2013, 22:29 »
My Small dog passed away at 19 what would that make him? :ohmy:

About 126 according to the way they work this out.

Our Penny is nearly 12, but try telling her she is 84 in human years.  She thinks 12 means months, not years!   :lol: :lol:
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Re: This is a how old is your dog
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2013, 22:41 »
Awwww :D

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Re: This is a how old is your dog
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2013, 07:52 »
This was on the BBC news magazine page about a month ago. It doesn't make a lot of sense, or if it does (to anyone) it doesn't show anything remotely clear cut...

Somewhat longer ago that I recalled, my doesn't time fly. ::)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22479412

Inconclusive to say the least, it doesn't work for cross breeds.


 

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