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When do they stop growing

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by cinnamontoast, Jan 12, 2011.


  1. cinnamontoast

    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    At what age do dogs generally attain their full height? The boys are 7 months and are now taller than the big dog! :eek:
     
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    Depends on the breed. Newfies don't stop growing upwards until they are two, then they grow outwards! Don't reach their full weight and height till about two and quarter. And they don't mature until they are four!

    Different breeds have different timelines.
     
  3. demi

    demi PetForums Member

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    yeah its the same for the st bernards. i think the bigger dogs usually take longer to mature than the smaller ones.
    but i would say dogs on advrage stop growing at around 1 1/2 - 2 years. but im guessing from what iv seen from my dogs. and after they stop growing up they continue filling outwords as well.
     
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    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    They're medium size, springers. They're still skinny!
     
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    kody reached his adult height at 6 months, as did bailey. they are beagles. kody has also been the same weight since about 9months. he is just coming up a year.

    skye was her adult height at about 9months, and her weight has been the same since around a year. shes quite small for her breed though, a flat coated retriever.

    i would expect a springer would be at adult height between 9-10months but will continue filling out anywhere up to around 18months.
     
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    my boys stopped around 13-14months :)
     
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    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    bewildered from west mids PetForums Junior

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    I'm relieved to hear beagles stop growing at 6 months.

    Pickle is 5 months old & I can still just about grab him & haul him where I need him to be when he won't cooperate -which is most of the time....
     
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    Whoah there re beagles, is that confirmed?

    My Labs both differed, Indie matured at 18 months of age, Tau wasn't really mature until she was three, both physically and mentally.

    So I'd say it depends on the individual dog, as long as they mature at a natural rate, that's what's important.
     
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    bewildered from west mids PetForums Junior

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    If Pickle's going to keep growing until he's three, I'd better start taking anabolic steroids now!
     
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    Sleeping_Lion Banned

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    Ummm, not really, they don't carry on growing at the same rate necessarily ;) Tau was a hugely gangley teenager at 18months, but by the time she hit three, she'd filled out and matured, finally! I can't post pics from this pc, but the difference is quite phenomenal.
     
  12. When they grow into their feet:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  13. Seriously! I think MOST dogs (note I said MOST) have reached their height by between 9 and 12 months! (OK we may have a little movememnt still) but really any upward growth is negliable! but the do fill out and their muscles become more defined !
     
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    Hehe, ya know I've got a girl here who disagrees with you? Tau was not at her mature height by 12 months, she was a slow maturer, by no means a bad thing. I think it's difficult to judge all dogs of a breed by the same 'rule', they're all individual.
     


  15. There will always be one SL thats an exception to the rule!
     
  16. cinnamontoast

    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    I hope they stop going upwards soon: they look a bit big for their crate and I'm having serious issues lifting them-Bear's slightly taller than Zak and weighs 19kg. (Brig, the adult, is slightly shorter and a stocky fit 25kg) Having had to carry Bear in and out of the car to the vet last week for check ups on the laceration, I have grown serious muscles!
     
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    ive just read on a site that papillons stop growing at 2-3 and sometimes stop at 4 :eek:
     
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    Ya know me DT, if it ain't me, it's my dogs ;)
     
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    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    Same as horses,then. My creature has finally stopped going upwards, I think and has filled out so he looks like a proper cob (cow, as the kids at school keep saying!) now as opposed to a skinny thing!
     
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    If I get chance tomorrow, I'll post some pics of my girl at 18 months, and now, the difference is quite astounding, she hasn't grown upwards any, but filled outwards a lot!
     
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