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Old 02-07-2013, 09:14 PM
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Default At what age did your dog(s) stop growing

growing up, my mom always said at 6 months dogs stopped growing up and started growing out. Hudson is a little over 5 months and is a tiny little thing. I'm not sure how tall, but my mini self has to lean way down to shovel treats into his mouth and he weighs close to 30 lbs now. He has been growing, on average a pinch under 1.5 lbs a week.

So when did you notice your dogs slowed down on their growing? When did they stop growing?

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:31 PM
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Probably about the 1 year mark? Maybe a little sooner? After that point it was mostly just her filling out. I know when she was spayed at 6 months she only weighed 30lbs, and full grown she is 50lbs. And the collar that I custom ordered for her just before she turned 1, still fits her on pretty much the same hole.

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:33 PM
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I think for small to medium dogs, 6 months is probably roughly the end of the peak growth, but they still may grow a bit more. For giants, its more like 12-24 months and then out....but many put on a bit more still. I know of wolfies and danes that were still growing up at 4. Ivy put on a good inch between 2 and 3.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:14 PM
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I *thought* Milo grew up until about 9 or 10 months, and continued to fill out until about 18 months, and he's a small dog.

I could be wrong, though...or he could have just been a slow grower? At 4 months, he only weighed about 1/3rd his adult weight (a little less...8 lbs at 4 months...20 lbs full grown).
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:16 PM
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All of my dogs reached their full height by 8 months at the latest, but usually by about 6.5 months. Then they started filling out after a year or so and were pretty well done by 3 years.

I hope this holds true for Journey haha. She isn't that tall I guess, but she is already 30lbs at 4 months thanks to all that bone of hers.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:19 PM
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4 Months.
I've decided this is when Merlin will stop growing.
Wishful thinking perhaps

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Old 02-08-2013, 02:10 AM
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Cinnamon stopped growing at 6 months.

Luna is 5 months so I'm thinking she'll reach her full growth in a few weeks.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:25 AM
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Strider went from 30" at 3 years old (I thought he was done) to 31" at 4 years. One of the lines behind him is known for being slow maturers, but that was still really surprising. It was kind of surreal because for a while Kaia was taller than him, then one day I noticed they were somehow the same height.

I think Kaia at 3 is done with her height. She hit 31" at 18 months and has been ever since. Her sire is from fast maturing lines though. They tend to show well because they don't go through the adolescent ganglies as bad as some zoi lines. Her conformation has always been very "together".
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:47 PM
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The Shibas were 3-4 months, Gage was closer to 2-2.5 years, Diesel was grown when we got him and Bristol had been the same size since about 8-9 months.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:06 PM
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Cara quit growing up right around six months old, she's still maturing in other areas though. Really in the last six months I've noticed her looking more mature, and she's an aussie of course.

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