Dachshund Age In Human Years And The “1 To 7” Rule
The reason people came to think that 1 dog year is equal to 7 human years is that they thought dogs live seven times fewer years than us. It sounds logical at first – dogs live an average of 10 years and people live an average of 70 years.
Dachshunds live up to 16 years on average and can often reach or surpass the 20-year mark. So, by that logic, they spend 1 year as pups, 1 year as young adults, 4 years as adults, and 10-14 years as seniors? That doesn’t sound right.