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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-19-2009, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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When is a puppy considered full grown or adult? I don't know when Scooter will have reached his full size, just curious...

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Ann, much to the amazement of my vet... both my boys continued to grow in in height in length (not just width...LOL) after a year. In fact they both grew about an inch...Jasper in height and Cash in Length.




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Ann it so depends on the line that your dog came from! Kubrick hasn't grown at all since he was about 9 months and has stopped gaining weight since about 11 months. In general, I would say 1 year is the average with some going above and some below, but this is just a guess based on what I have heard from others.


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Ann, I can't tell that Cicero has changed since he was 9 or 10 months old. Of course....like teenagers...he could have another growth spurt...I guess. Most every dog I've owned stayed the same size they were at 1 year of age. Scooter should be his adult size...or very close.


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Ann,
It really does depend on the line of your dogs. I found this out with my two...Casper was full grown at 1 yr. and Missy is 1 1/2 yr and still growing (though I am thinking she has stopped now at 1 1/2 yrs old), she really did seem to grow from 12-18 months of age.

I was surprised by this, but I am glad Missy finally got bigger.
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My freddie was a slow grower. He grew up until 2 years old. Scudder stopped growing in height and length in less than a year, but packed on weight after that!





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I heard up until 2 years, mentally and physically.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 05:21 AM Thread Starter
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Wow, for some reason I thought he'd be done around a year. I don't know where I got that from. He's so different now than when he was a puppy, it seems like he's grown so much already! Not just physically but with all that he's learned.

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Ann, they grow to fast, don't they? I miss the "little" puppy. How much does Scooter weigh now? Cicero weighs 11 pounds and has been at that weight for a good while. I think he is the perfect size right now and I'm hoping he doesn't get much heavier for "me" to carry.


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Yeah, I think you are going to get a lot of variation here. Dora was always a bit more solid (remember I only had my maltese to compare her to) so she grew to her size pretty quicky. I would say 8-9 months. She had to grow into her little belly! Dasher is just a different body type. My DH always says athletic but he is quite a bit more lean but you really see the difference in their movement. He gained a pound (10% of his body weight) between 10-12 months. I am not sure if he is done growing either as he is only 13 months now. He could put on some more weight and be just fine but then again he would probably need to quit running so much, figure not everything in the backyard is the most exciting thing. He just is on a constant I LOVE LIFE journey

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