when puppies become adults?

What age puppies become adults

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  • luckydog

    It depends also on what you are referring to. If you are referring to feeding..like when you should switch from puppy to adult food, that would be between 9 months to a year, depending on the breed.
    Otherwise, ages 1 to about 7 months is puppyhood. 7-9 months is perhaps the human equivalent of toddlers. 9 months to up to 3 years is the dog version of teenagers. Some dogs can get a little challenging at this time. The larger breeds stay puppy-ish longer. But 3 is usually the true cut off when considering a dog an adult dog. It is just that a dog is not considered a "puppy" after 10 months.

  • Ωuïxx0†ïςα

    It depends, dogs like Huskies, pitbulls and stubborn dogs start maturing at 3. Other normal dogs, mature at 1 yr and 5 months.

  • Laurie

    It depends on the breed, but most dogs its around 1.5yrs to 2yrs!

  • Ocimom

    Depends on the breed – smaller breeds are more adult at about 1 yr old and other breeds between 2-3 yrs old.

  • Dawn Mcdaniel

    It depends on the breed and size(For the mix breeds). Look up the breed and you should know. Basically, the bigger the dog, the longer he/she stays a puppy.

  • Well in doggie years they age 14 years in the first year ,and then it’s 7 for each year after. So by their second year they are 21. Lol some people would say that’s still not an adult, just kids in bigger bodies. 🙂

  • Cookie The First One

    Small breeds such as ShihTzu, Maltese, etc., will usually be mature by a year, and medium size dogs like Shelties, Border Collies, Miniature Schnauzers won’t be completely adult much before a year and a half.
    Many of the larger breeds, including labs, goldens, mastiffs and such take up to 3 years before they have a mentally mature adult brain.

  • Labman

    They have most of their growth at 7 months and are then able to excrete excess calcium. Their joints are still developing and large breeds shouldn’t be stressed by excessive growth from rich puppy foods, over weight,or high impact exercise. See http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/134/8/2027Shttp://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/134/8/2027S

    Mentally their personality and temperament are determined by 12 weeks, but continue to develop until 3 years.

  • ladystang

    approx a year

  • <3 Breeze <3

    What do you need this for? If its for food, then switch to adult dog food when the dog is about a year old. All dogs mature at different stages in their lives.

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