Do you know how long does it take for a puppy to get to his/her full size? I believe many of you have no idea about it. To know the time that takes dog get his full size is good for us to pick up the perfect collar, dog clothing, shoes, etc. So it is necessary for the dog lover to know more about your furry friend.
While most pups are considered adults when they reach a year old, the fact is that dog breeds mature at slightly different rates and not all the pooches are full-grown on their first birthday. Here are you can know more about the growing of your dog and then give him or her healthier and happier life.
The first thing is puppy development. When a puppy is between the ages of 6 months and 18 months, he will go through his adolescence. During this approximately six-month transitional period between puppyhood and adulthood, dog is almost at the size he will be as an adult, with just a bit of growing left for his body to do. If you have not spayed or neutered your pup, he will become sexually mature during his adolescence and capable of reproducing. Besides, dog’s fur will shed and adult coat will grow in.
After the adolescence process will come the second process – all grown up process. It means that in this process, your dog will have full size height as the bones will stop growing. It is the perfect time for you to purchase some dog supplies. Normally, small breed dogs stop growing at 10 months and by 12 months they can reach their full adult size. Medium breeds, those weighing up to 80 pounds as adults, may reach their adult size between 12-16 months of age, and large breeds those over 80 pounds may reach their full size between 18 months and 2 years old.
Until your dog is fully mature, special nutrition to encourage healthy growth of pup at an appropriate rate is necessary. So, do you know more about your dog now?