There’s a lot of misinformation out there regarding dog years: Some believe that dogs age at **seven times** the rate we do, while others believe it’s much more or slightly lest. The most official equation we’ve found is the following: **For the first two years of its life, a dog year is equal to 10.5 human years — that means when a dog is two, it’s actually 22 in human years. After those first two years, each year equals four human years, give or take.** All things considered, that means that Tara, a 25-year-old dog, is possibly the oldest in the world. Using the standard (thought possibly inaccurate) equation that one dog year = seven human years, that would make Tara **175 human years old**. If we use the equation outlined above, she’d be **114 human years old**. Either way, she’s an incredibly ancient pup, and she looks pretty damn good. But there’s more to this story than just Tara herself: Wait until you find out who her owner is.
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