It's been a long time since I have had a puppy and I was wondering at what age do they usually stop growing. I'm sure each dog is different, but just looking for an approximate age. Just curious. Thanks in advance,
I have heard about the 4th month thing before. I did not realize they would grow all the way up to the age of 3. I really dont care how big or small she ends up being. She will be what she will be. She is 7 months old and around 40lbs. I call her my mini pit because she looks so grown up just in a small mini package.
My 4-year-old is 43 lbs and my 7-year-old is maybe 47, so your girl isn't too mini. She's a nice standard weight for a female. She will stop growing in height around a year or so, and then spend another year or two growing into her bones. It depends on the genetics of what's in her pedigree, at least partly. It seems like the smaller ones finish growing more quickly than the bigger ones, at least in terms of maturity.
I wish they stopped growing when I told them to LOL Then they would stay cute and little forever ... They actually reach their expected height by 1 years old. Between 2-3 years old is when they will start to fill out sideways. By 3 they will be finished growing.
I agree, about 11 months to 1 year they are as tall as they are going to be but can continue to fill out till about 3. Siren is 38lbs and so are her daughters (or about that weight) I have several females who are about 40lbs so your girl is about right for an APBT. They might be on the smaller end but not rare to have a 40lb female.
We adopted our Smokey when he was 14 months old...almost 3 months ago...and he's noticeably bigger and longer. I'd estimate he's about an 85 lb "lap dog" now, having put on 5 lbs or so since the adoption. :roll:
My female puppy was 46 pounds at 5 months old. She's probably well over 50 lbs now, and she's 7 months old. I read that females usually get to be about 17-20 inches tall. Mine is already 20 inches tall. I measured from the floor to her middle back. I saw that one of you said your female was 90 lbs! That's a big girl! I wonder how big my baby is going to get...