What's the cut off point for PUPPY? People always ask me "is your dog still a puppy?", and I'm not quite sure what to say. My dog is 7 month old now, is he still a puppy? When will he reach adulthood? Or is it diff for diff breeds?
I went to a function this weekend and when asked how old this massive Great Dane an owner replied “two years old and still a puppy...” I'm not sure if that meant he lacked training or if in bigger dogs it takes longer to mature.
Also I am always hearing that at age two a breed will typically slow down, so maybe that means at that age they are no longer a puppy or at least will outgrow their puppy tendencies?
My dogs are the animal version of Peter Pan, they never go up! My last dog I had was 13-1/2 yrs. old and I still referred to him as my puppy. :) Sorry, I don't know the correct answer to your question.
Most people base it on the age of one year old. But a puppy is still a puppy physically until the growth plates close which is different from breed to breed and from dog to dog. No metally maturity is totally different. Just like humans, it will be at a different rate. When Roo came her from Finland, physically she was a puppy, but she was very mature for her age. She has been a delight to live with, because I never had to go through the naughty puppy stage.
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