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Great question. I'll bet you get a wide range of answers. For me I think that at 18 months they will be a physical maturaty and you any changes after that will be minimal. I think it takes a full three years before they are mentally mature. Still goofy moments but you can really start to see the dog who will live out his days with you.
 

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Ok. I think Jackson is almost there. But, when we are at shows, people say that he still hasn't matured fully yet. He chest hasn't come out and his chest.

I wish they did.
 

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do they ever mature?!?!? I got 2 and Jakes almost 5 and Sadie is 2 and they still act like puppies ;)
 

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I don't know the answer to that, either, but I will say that Tito will be 2 in March, and within the past 2 or 3 months he's changed a LOT physically, broadening thru the chest, ribs, and to our surprise, even his skull has gotten a little broader.
 

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I would say 2-3 years, at least physically. Some of them even more. My pups father matured at 4 years. But for what I have seen they always act like puppies, specially around one! :D
 

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Physically and mentally are two whole separate ball parks!! I'd say physically around 2 years old.. mentally.. well, I'm not holding my breath that it'll happen anytime soon with mine. ;)
 
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