When do dogs stop growing?
Sometimes we wish puppies would stay small forever, but it’s inevitable that they will grow up to be a mature dog. If you have a puppy, especially a mixed breed, you may wonder when your dog will reach its fully grown size. Is it done growing? Will he get bigger?
chihuahua puppy – when do puppies stop growing
Many of us wonder: when do puppies stop growing?
Truth be told, the answer varies by the size of the dog. Generally, smaller dogs will reach their full-grown size at a younger age than larger dogs.
It’s safe to say that small dog breeds (Chihuahuas) have their full size by 10 months to 1 year of age.
Small-medium dog breeds (Toy Poodles, Beagles, Miniature Schnauzers) will be finished by about 12-15 months.
Medium-large dog breeds (Collies, Labrador Retrievers, Boxers) are fully grown by about 18 months and at 2 years of age.
Neopolitan mastiff puppyGiant dog breeds (Great Danes, Mastiffs) may have their full weight, although they should have grown into their paws by about 18 months.
A good indicator for giant dog breeds is the size of their paws. When they are puppies, big dog breeds appear to have over-sized paws that look disproportional to the rest of the body. However, after fully “growing into” their paws, they will look better proportioned.
While the specific timeline is going to be fully grown.
Do you have any tips or tricks that you know when a dog has stopped growing?