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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2008, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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dumb question...

puppies are puppies till ?

i have always thought till about 1 year old but mugs is so baby like i'm wondering if small dogs are different in this respect?

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Good question Joe, Riley is 2 and still acts very much like a puppy. I dont think these guys ever loose the play drive and acting like clowns.

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Bugsy is 19 months and is super playful, but then again so is my 3.5 year old standard poodle.

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I think of it more on a growth stage. Small dogs reach their adult size faster than big dogs...for instance a Hav will be on average its adult size by 10-14 months, but a Great Pyrenese will be growing to its adult size up to 24-30 months. My sister has one that is about 1 1/2 years and still growing. She is definately not the most graceful yet, she is still acts like a puppy.

A playful fun loving dog to me will always seem like a young puppy. Any adult dog can still act like a puppy ;-)
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Kodi is 27 mos and still plays like a puppy. I hope they never get out of that stage.

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I always thought of them as puppies till they reached about 2 years old. My last big dogs were still doing puppy destructive stuff till they turned 2. After that they were wonderful.

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