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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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At what age do they stop growing?

Jake is 62 lbs at 8 months.. and I just think he looks small... might just be me.. since I do see him everyday. But he stands 22.5" Im hoping he does grow some more though. Since at 16 weeks Allie was at 22lbs (jake was 30lbs at 16 weeks).. sure would be weird for her to be bigger than him.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 01:34 PM
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boyd didnt seem to completely stop growing until 2 yrs however his height didnt change much after 12 months he just seemed to fill out loads and develop a thicker/fuller coat!!!
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Our vet recently told us that Zach will reach his full height at about 8 months and from that point forward he will just "fill out".
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Height usually by 8 to 10 months, depending on how big the dog ultimately will be. My Whippet has not gained any height since 6 and a half months of age, and is now 8 months old and adult height. He will, however, fill out to about 35 or 40 pounds.

Keira (Golden) reached adult height by 6.5 months or so, but is a small female Golden. She has not gained more than a couple pounds since about 7.5 months and is now almost a year old and has to watch her weight bc she becomes fat easily. Anything over 50 pounds is fat on her and shows.
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I also wonder about that. Since she's not been very well last couple of weeks Ruby weight hasn't upped that much...48-50 lbs, but she's now picking up again.
Other than that, could someone tell us how to measure her height (do you basically take the measuring tape from floor to her shoulder blade?).

Funnily enough, when the in-laws visited when she was 4 months, FiL said, oh, she's big enough - don't let her grow that much more! - after walking with us in the woods one day and meeting two super-sized (maybe over 90 lbs) male Goldens lol!

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Just like you do for kids... have her stand next to a wall and either balance a ruler or use a carpenter's level and place it on your dog's whithers (shoulders) and mark the wall with a pencil. Now just simply use your measuring stick or tape and measure from floor to pencil mark. Try to make sure she is standing up straight though... they tend to slouch a little because you are doing all these weird things to them.

I would guess the height at 10-months would be close to finished... maybe only another 1/2" or so depending upon when the dog was neutered... (earlier neutering = slightly taller dog)... however, weight = muscle mass... will continue for quite some time... some say until 2-years, some say 3-years.

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I was just wondering the same thing today. Rookie's about 60 pounds at 8 1/2 months. Not sure how tall he is, but I may just go measure him now! I think he's pretty perfect!


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uh ok cheers! Will do that tomorrow - she's sleeping now .

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I'm pretty sure Chelsea is 70lbs...she's 8.5 mths as well. Hopefully she won't get much bigger.

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Banner just turned 7 months and he weighs 71 pounds. Definitely not fat though, I think it just depends on the the individual?

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