How Many Years Do Dogs Live?
Multiplying a dog's age by seven to find out how old it is compared to human age is not accurate. First of all, a one-year-old female dog is mature enough to have puppies. However, a seven-year-old child is still very young. The table on the right shows the relationship between human age and dog age more appropriately. To find the dog's age relative to the human, the coefficient given in the table is multiplied by the dog's age. This lifetime is very short for such a valuable animal. Nature has been very stingy with dogs in this regard. Think about it: a parrot lives for a hundred years, a canary for twenty years, a frog for sixteen years, and a sole for fifteen years. When the dog is three to five years old, it is fully mature. During this period, he reaches a level of full physical development and his energy is at its peak. It shows slight signs of collapse towards the age of seven and eight. A dog of this age seeks comfort and peace, sleeps more, prefers to curl up in a corner near the radiator in winter. However, this is true for dogs that are more human companions. Defensive and hunting dogs are no longer as resilient and aggressive as they were in their younger years.