When Does a Dog Stop Growing – Puppy Development Stages

When Does a Dog Stop Growing – Puppy Development Stages

From the time that your puppy is a newborn until they’re one year of age, your dog is technically considered a puppy, no matter the size or the breed. Your puppy is constantly going through different stages of puppy development, especially during those first twelve weeks. However, did you know that there are many factors that influence your puppy’s growth and contribute towards when their growing stage comes to an end at their adult size?

Your pup’s rate of development depends on a variety of factors, including proper nutrition and their owner mother’s nutrition during pregnancy. You may also notice that a larger breed doesn’t tend to completely fill out before they’re two years of age, while a smaller breed will reach full size much more quickly. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how long puppies grow, when different breeds finish growing and just what’s going on with your puppy through their various development stages.