when does my puppy stop growing

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by carmie40, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. carmie40

    carmie40 New Member

    our berner is 10 months old and has not grown for a while and wondering if her grow has peaked or she is continuing to grow and if so until what age?
     
  2. BernerRescue

    BernerRescue New Member

    Berners typically reach their maximum height at about 1 year of age (12-14 months) - this means their legs are done growing although it can continue longer (which is why the OFA does not do full ortho certifications until 2 years of age).

    Full growth however includes the chest widening, and dropping and the head continuing to change and this happens through years 3-4.

    For this reason, this and other large breeds are not considered mature until 2 years of age....and actually it is 3-4 when you see their look and coat fully mature.

    All of this of course presumes a proper diet that is neither depleting critical nutrients or growing the dog too fast through too many calories and fat.
     

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