How Long Does it Take a Dog to Grow Up?

The majority of purebred pups mature much more quickly than mixed breed dogs, but there are exceptions. The time it takes any puppy to grow up varies greatly depending on their size, age, health condition and breed type. It’s best to check with your breeder since they would be most familiar with the expected growth rate for your new pup.

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If you are paying very close attention, there is a way to estimate the age of your pup by their teeth. Each tooth will erupt at roughly one month intervals with each stage lasting about six months until all 32 baby teeth are replaced with adult teeth. If your dog has lost some of their baby teeth without any permanent ones coming in, it’s likely they are not full grown yet. This chart gives an idea how long it takes for specific breeds pups to grow up:

Small Dog Breeds – Toy and Miniature Poodles, Chihuahuas, Maltese Terriers , Yorkshire Terriers Large & Medium Sized Dog Breeds – Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Dobermans, Beagles Giant Breed Dogs – Great Danes, Saint Bernards

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