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puppy to adult.

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by sarybeagle, Mar 27, 2011.


  1. sarybeagle

    sarybeagle PetForums VIP

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    At what age does a puppy become a dog?

    I keep thinking when Bella is 2yrs old I'll stop saying puppy, but shes quite a bit bigger now, although at training she is still the smallest even though they are younger :D

    So yes what do you class as a puppy and a adult?
     
  2. Patterdale_lover

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    I class two as being adult as that is when most dogs become sexually mature.
     
  3. EmzieAngel

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    My dog is nearly 3 and I would say he is an adult.
    However we do call him 'puppy' as a nickname and I think it will stick for life lol.
     
  4. bingblazenskyla

    bingblazenskyla PetForums Member

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    guess it depends on the dog - i still call my 12/13 year old dog a puppy cuz he still acts like 1
     
  5. SixStar

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    I say once a dog reaches 2, they technically stop being a pup. Although my dogs are 10 months, 3.5 years, 7 years and 8 years, and I still call them all pups. When talking to my husband and refering to the dogs I'll say ''just going to walk/feed/groom the puppies'' etc. Well, they'll always be my babies :eek:
     
  6. Happy Paws2

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    I think a Briard matures a round 2 years old as they are large dogs, smaller ones seem to mature at an earlier age.

    Dillon is 14 months old and is big enough to put his head on the table, so when we are out and I say his still a puppy I get some very strange looks.:D :D
     
  7. Souris

    Souris PetForums Senior

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    Pixel's six months old now, and whilst I'd say he's just about fully grown (height wise), he still has quite a bit of filling out to go before he becomes an adult. But, he has started to 'look' like an adult now: it's quite strange really to think that only two months ago he had a shorter puppy nose and more puppy features. He's grown so quickly in himself, he seems to be becoming more mature by the day, his face has certainly changed recently, he was quite foxy as a puppy and now he looks more like an adult dog.

    I'd still call him a puppy, but I'd say by a year he'll be an adult dog, at least physically. Mentally- we shall have to see in time! :)
     
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