“One year for dogs, equal to seven years for people.” According to scientists, this is a very authoritative statement, but because this statement has continued for many years, many people believe that this statement is becoming more and more ingrained. ! Animal scientists have been trying to correct this.
The rate of change in the age of dogs is different from that of humans. This is the truth, but it is not a 7-year ratio. This is just a marketing tool! This statement is only for people to quickly identify the age of the dog. So that the owner can take the dog at least once a year to see the doctor.
According to scientists, if you calculate at a ratio of seven years, then human beings can at least live to be over 120 years old, which is obviously unscientific. In the first year after birth, the dog has reached sexual maturity, which is equivalent to 12 to 15 years old, but not 7 years old, 2 years old, the dog is fully mature!
The speed of maturity of small breed dogs is faster than that of large breeds of dogs, so the size of dogs is actually related to the speed of dog aging. Therefore, although dogs are mature earlier than humans, they are slower than humans.
What’s more interesting is that small dogs mature earlier than large dogs and age slowly. Large dogs have a shorter life span than small dogs. Although in the animal kingdom, the lifespan of large species is usually longer than that of small species, dogs are an exception. For this phenomenon, scientists have not been able to make a reasonable explanation. Regardless of whether the dog is big or small, remember to love it in its short life.
A dog can usually live for 8 to 16 years. Although the age ratio of dogs and people cannot be determined, it is certain that when it is still a puppy, it will always love you when it is old.