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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-09-2010, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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full grown at what age??

This is my first Hav...Whimsy is a little over 7 mo. and she just weighed in at 10 lbs. When is this breed considered full grown?? Is it a year or is it earlier because it is a small breed.

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I expected Rosie to be fully grown at 6 months and so did my vet. But it seems that these little dogs grow like the large breeds. Rosie seems to have stopped growing after she turned 1 year.
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Panda has leveled off weight and height at about 1 year. She is solid at 12.5 lbs and just had her 1st annual checkup. Vet said she was right on target and was very happy with her weight and overall condition...

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I think it depends on the dogs lines. Scudder and Bella grew up to a year in their size, but Scudder filled out after that. He stayed the same height and length, but put on some bulk. Fred grew up to 2 years old.





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I do think it depends on the dog. Abby was 8 months old when we got her and she weighed 7.3 lbs at her first vet visit a couple of weeks later. Then, when we went back the next year at the same time she was 7.3 lbs. again! She was three in June and has put on another pound but I think it is due to lifting the ban on people food snacks! But, I think she's finally finished growing! LOL

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Roscoe stopped growing in height and length at 6 months, when he weighed in a 9 lbs 6 oz. Now he is just over a year and weighs about 11 lbs or so. He has just filled out.

Stella hasn't filled out too much, but she is just over 8 months and weighs about the same as Roscoe. I don't think she will fill out too much more because she is far more active than Roscoe and is constantly burning off all those calories

A year is a pretty safe estimate, I think usually by 8-9 months they are done "growing" in size, but will put on a bit more weight.

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Kipling levelled out at a year - he's 14 lbs.

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Whimsy - Thanks for asking the question. I've also been wondering but am trying to pace my questions on the forum so as not to get kicked out for spamming! :- )
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I have heard vets say the growth plates in puppies are not fully closed until they are 12-16 months old which is why spaying and neutering is not recommend until that time--these procedures can cause false development. It is also why most x-rays for dysplasia are not conclusive until the puppies are two years. I do think the growth slows down way before this point but it does not completely stop. And then there is the filling out issue. Wish I could stop filling out!
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Kodi was 16.5 lbs at 8 months,and now, at 18 mo's he is the same weight and height. I never measured his length, but I just tried on his winter coats to see if I needed to get new ones, and they all fit fine. So I don't think he's longer, either. So for him, I would say he finished about 8 months.


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