please settle an argument for me

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  1. nancy2394

    nancy2394 New Member

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    I had 4 dogs but recently lost 3 to old age and si
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    If I am wrong.. I will call my neighbor tomorrow and admit I'm wrong... but I hope I'm not wrong because I would love to be able to gloat that I was right.

    Is it correct to say that if a dog is 7 years old
    then it is 49 years old in human years.

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    Is it correct to say if a dog is 7 years old
    then it is 49 years old in dog years

    I think the first one is correct... that is always what I was told since I was a little kid. I was always told for every year of a dog's age was equivalent to 7 human years. But my neighbor disagrees and says I have it backwards and we finally agreed to disagree. I would really appreciate if someone could answer this for me and put it to rest.
     
  2. ohmai

    ohmai New Member

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    I really don't know the right one, but I think it's the second one.
     
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    thewhitewitchone New Member

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    I vote for the first...but the seven year thing is up for debate....

    Pam
     
  4. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    I think it's the first one. The second one wouldn't make sense.
     
  5. Melissa_W

    Melissa_W New Member

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    The first one.
     
  6. nancy2394

    nancy2394 New Member

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    I had 4 dogs but recently lost 3 to old age and si
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    I was right... well almost

    I went searching on the internet and the old formula of 1:7 is not accurate anymore..... HOWEVER.... what my neighbor was saying is wrong and I was right. She is the one that had it backward.... YIPPEEE... I can gloat! I KNEW I WAS RIGHT...lololol. I love to win an argument with her.
     
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    skyhigh New Member

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    Definetly the first one. every human years is 7 dog years. So if my dog was 2 human years old it would be 14 dog years
     
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    Actually I dont think there is such a thing as a dog year since there is no such thing as a dog hour. If its just relating to a dogs life span...what breed? there is a huge range.

    A human year is 365 -24 hour periods... 49 of those would make a world record dog age.

    Neither of you should win. Send the wager proceeds to me.

    If I had to nail it down to one or the other I would award it to the second option
     
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    I've always gone with 1 = 7 , but I did see something a few years ago that did a different ratio as to breed etc. chip is still younger than I !!
     
  10. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    Ha ha ha. You made me laugh.

    It's not meant to be a scientific formula. Just a general guideline. But it doesn't really work because they age so quickly in the first couple of years. It's just a saying anyway.
     
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    nancy2394 New Member

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    hey sky.. the way you typed it is actually backwards. And that is how my neighbor kept saying it. IF the 1:7 ratio was correct... which it is not accurate anymore... they use a different formula for calculating it. But if it were still the 1:7 calculation. Then if my dog was 5 years old in dog years then it would be 35 in human years. Here is the web site I found on it.



    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/age.htm
     
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    Saje Island dweller

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    Do you mean the second one then?
     
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    Buckshot Moderator

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    Wait, was this supposed to be metric time??
     
  14. Melissa_W

    Melissa_W New Member

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    Metric time is such a weird idea.
     
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    Buckshot Moderator

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    :rolleyes: Ya it originated in Canada
     
  16. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    Oh please. Metric is the only system that makes sense :rolleyes:
     
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    luvmydogs New Member

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    i'm confused. STOP IT!!!!!! :p
     
  18. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    lol ok.
     
  19. Melissa_W

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    I agree for length, mass, etc... but do you really want to start using metric time?
     
  20. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    lol Buckshot was just joking about that.
     

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