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    Senior Member triaxle32590's Avatar
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    At what age are dogs done growing...

    Or dose it very by the breed????

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    Re: At what age are dogs done growing...

    It varies by breed size. Smaller dogs bones probably are done by on year, and then they add a bit more weight until about 2 years. Larger dogs take a bit longer for bones, maybe 18 months- 2 years, and fill out a bit more weight until 3 years. Giant breed...???
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    Re: At what age are dogs done growing...

    I'd say it varies by breed, not just breed size. Pugs for instance, are a toy breed, yet physically are very similar to large breeds. They can take up to two years to fully finish growing.

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    Re: At what age are dogs done growing...

    Quote Originally Posted by briteday View Post
    It varies by breed size. Smaller dogs bones probably are done by on year, and then they add a bit more weight until about 2 years. Larger dogs take a bit longer for bones, maybe 18 months- 2 years, and fill out a bit more weight until 3 years. Giant breed...???
    Really? I was under the impression that anything other than the Giant breeds stopped growing at around a year, and the giants usually grew till about 2.

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    Re: At what age are dogs done growing...

    It varies by breed, it varies by dog, and it varies by size

    For example a boxer is usually done it's growing by 1 1/2 years old, but will not finish filling out until 3 years of age. A smaller dog, like a Shih Tzu reaches full height by a year of age and fills out and is done at 2.

    But if a dog was malnourished for the first few months of it's life, say until it was 8 months old, and then is taken to a place where it gets regualar meals with proper nutrition...because the dog was stunted due to lack of nutrience usually they will start to grow well until they are 2 and fill out after that no matter what breed they may be(this is based on being malnourished until 8 months of age). However if this dog was not rescued until after 2 1/2 - 3 years of age he will have no chance of catching up on the growth that he lost due to lack of nutrience.

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    Re: At what age are dogs done growing...

    So with Sandy being 10 months old, as tall as my Golden and 80 pounds, I still have a chance at my big dog? w00t

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    Re: At what age are dogs done growing...

    Quote Originally Posted by the-tenth View Post
    So with Sandy being 10 months old, as tall as my Golden and 80 pounds, I still have a chance at my big dog? w00t
    lol Yeppers

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