Growth for Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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  1. Ace

    Ace PetForums Junior

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    Hello

    I have a staffordshire bull terrier who is coming up to 6 months now. Can anyone tell me approx when staffys stop growing in height and start to bulk up? And is there any specific exercises or foods that will assist him in the growth of his muscle.

    Thanks for your time.
     

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  2. Lyceum

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    I could be wrong but I don't think staffie start to fill out until they're 12-18 months old.

    Is there any reason why you want him to fill out so early? And not let it happen as and when it should. It could be very damaging to his bones to carry a lot of muscle at his age. He looks perfectly fine for his age, I don't see why you'd want him any bigger muscle wise.
     
  3. Clare7435

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    I think the op was possibly asking how to aid healthy growth of a dog of this build to ensure a healthy adult pooch maybe...xx
     
  4. Ace

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    Clare7435 u hit the nail on the head ! :D
     
  5. Snoringbear

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    He probably won't get much taller now, but I imagine he is looking leggy as his chest is still shallow. That probably won't drop for another 6 months. As long as you're feeding him decent food he'll be fine.
     
  6. Nonnie

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    As he's crossed with a larger breed, its hard to predict how stocky he will get.

    Be careful not to give him too high a protein diet.
     
  7. madferrit*

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    Hi there i have a 9 month old staff bitch and she still hasnt bulked out yet, she was small to start with so i dont think she'll be big but my friends Staff didnt fill out til round about 12 months, by the way he's gorgeous!
     
  8. Lyceum

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    Sorry Hun, my misunderstanding.

    As others have said, as long as he's on a decent food, he'll do fine.

    My staffy x is 7 months old and looks about the same height and build as yours.
     
  9. riffraffdeefer

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    Hi
    all depends on blood lines etc but as overs have said feed a high quality diet and alot of exercise and you can't go far wrong.
    Rico my blue staffy just turned 2 and is only just starting to fill out.
    Looking at your boy at 6 monthes he will be a nice stocky staffie just be patient!
    All the best.
     
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    I would keep the excercise minimal at his age but certainly step it up after he's a year old.
     

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