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Rewording/adding to my question from earlier: When is a puppy considered full grown? Not adult age, but full size.


Asked by idareyou at 12:54 AM on Feb. 7, 2013 in Pets

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  • I am guessing that a Chiweenie is a Chihuahua Dauschund? That's cute, I bet she's adorable. At my clinic (I'm a vet tech (-:) we don't spay/neuter until at least 6 months, especially the smaller dogs. We want to make sure they are strong enough to handle to sedation and anesthesia. You do not have to wait until her first heat in fact it's prefeable that you do not. For a breed her size we would consider her full grown/adult at 1 year. Larger breeds like Mastiffs, St Bernard's or Great Dane do not reach full maturity of height/size until 1.5-2 years of age.

    Answer by LadybugTash at 3:55 PM on Feb. 20, 2013

  • It depends on the type of breed you have. Like a toy breed is cosidered full grown at a year. What kinda dog do you have?

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 1:01 AM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • considered^^

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 1:01 AM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • She's a chiweenie. She's about 4 months old and right around 3 lbs right now. Supposedly will get up to 8 lbs but at the rate she's going, I'll be surprised if she gets past 5 lbs. Vet said he'll fix her when she's full grown but won't say an age.

    Comment by idareyou (original poster) at 1:16 AM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • This is a tiny dog so usually one year is considered full grown. Most dogs are fixed just prior to, or just after their first heat. That would make the sexually mature but not physically mature as the first heat is usually somewhere around the 6 month. I think I would ask him to be more specific, because you do not want her possibly getting pregnant.

    Answer by Dardenella at 1:23 AM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • Our vet spayed our dog at five months. She wasn't full grown yet. Lhasa Apso/Pekingese... a bit bigger than yours.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:25 AM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • i say full grown at a dog is almost 5 months old and she'll be getting fixed soon and she's a chihuahua/ jack russell mix

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 7:40 AM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • She can be spayed now. Our vets here have a 3 lb rule for cats and small dogs

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:50 AM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • Depends on the breed, I believe. Probably the bigger the dog, the longer it takes. I have always heard around 18 months for Siberian Huskies. They get their height around a year, but then take a little time to fill out.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 8:40 AM on Feb. 7, 2013

  • Depends on the breed. Chihuahuas, around 9 months. Huskies, around 18-24 months.

    I've been gone for awhile and you're still asking questions about this puppy, lol

    Answer by FreeForAll at 9:57 AM on Feb. 7, 2013