What’s the Deal with Dog Years vs Human Years?

If you are a dog owner, you may be familiar with the idea that dogs live on a different sense of time than their human owners. The logic goes that because the average lifespan of a human is roughly 70 years of age and a dog enjoy an average lifespan of roughly 10 years, a one-year-old dog is roughly as mature as a 7-year-old child. When you take this as a guideline on canine maturity, it becomes easier to assess whether your pooch is a pup, an adult or a senior. 

It should be noted that age is not the sole distinction of when a dog has reached seniority-the general size of that dog’s breed, or breeds, should also be taken into account. The larger the breed, the less active years it has ahead of it due to the increased physicality that a large frame yields. while a small breed like a Yorkie will hit its senior years around seven years old, large breeds like the Husky will reach that same state in five years.