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Q: When will a dog be considered full grown?

October 13, 2008 | By mandy r. | 7 answers | Expired: 2250 days ago

When will a dog be considered full grown?

Everyone says, "wow, your dog is going to be big cause she has large paws!" She is a Greyhound/Pitt/Lab/German Shepard Mix.
Do dogs grow at different rates & when are they supposed to be full grown? I am curious just how big my 3month old pup will get.

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Diane W.
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Oct 13, 2008

Large breed dogs don't fully mature until they are 2 years old. Small breeds mature quicker since not as much bone growing involved. Coming into heat doesn't make a dog mature anymore than a 13 year old girl having her first cycle.

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Squoggy
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Oct 13, 2008

Usually by a year old they should have reached their full grown size. They will fill out more around the body, but they usually don't grow much taller. With a mix breed like yours with such a combination of breeds, you could get a full grown dog weighing 50-90 pounds. Being that she is female, she probably would be around the 50-70 pound mark, but thats not to say she won't get bigger. Males tend to be larger than females. Alot depends which dominating breed in her controls her size. I would say she will end up being a med-large size dog. Enjoy her while she's small, it won't last long.

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Sarah  W.
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Oct 13, 2008

Well one thing is, is that Dogs don't grow by their paws. They grow by their wists. The breeds you dog is mixed with are Medium-to large size but usually around 1 year for those size dogs they will be full grown. It is not true that 6 months is half the weight your dog will be. It really depends on the dog and its breed. its hard to tell with such a mixed dog. Maybe around 50-60 pounds. but i'm not sure.

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