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Q: This may seem like a silly question, but I will never know if I dont ask....

September 20, 2008 | By Nicole P. | 9 answers | Expired: 2127 days ago

Nicole P.

When is a puppy considered an adult?

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Megan M.
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Sep 29, 2008

i would think 2+ years old.

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Patricia  C.
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Sep 21, 2008

It really depends on the dog and the breed. A dog is usually considered an adult at age 2. If it is a large breed dog they say they grow for at least two years, smaller breeds not as long. My large dogs I fed puppy chow for the first two years as was recommended.

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Amanda M.
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Sep 21, 2008

depends on the dog and its breed. Normally about 1 to 2 years is normal

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Txdreamer
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Sep 20, 2008

In general, your dog is considered an adult between the ages of 1 1/2 years and 2 years old. That is when they stop losing their baby teeth and have all adult teeth. The females will also start cycling around 1 1/2 y/o, if they aren't spayed. Hope this helps!

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Coco748
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Sep 20, 2008

As a mutual dog lover, no question is ever silly if it is asked to provide the best care and love for our 4 legged family members. According to numerous things I have read and the dog food change, a dog is considered an adult at 10 months and older.

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maddison l.
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Sep 20, 2008

It really just depends on what breed you are talking about.

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Flowerhead910
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Sep 20, 2008

I was told that when they were two years old they are no loner puppies. Some dogs always seem to either act or look like puppies no matter how old.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sep 20, 2008

Generally at a year old, but when it comes to food it really depends on whenever they are done growing.

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Nicole
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Sep 20, 2008

That's not a silly question at all. For most dogs one year old is when they asre considered to be an adult. However, larger breed dogs mature more slowly and some can be considered puppies until they are two years old because they will continue growing for that extra year.

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