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Dog growth.

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by Eden86, May 3, 2018.

  1. Eden86

    Eden86 Little Dog

    Ok folks, Grace turned 9 months last week and I’m wondering from you all in your experience how much growth she’s got left to do. I understand that having 1/4 mastiff in her will obviously change it a bit, but seeing that the other 3/4 is amstaff/pitty I feel it’s a good place to ask. So how much weight did your skids put on as they filled out? Also, when did their heads stop growing?
     
  2. Eden86

    Eden86 Little Dog

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  3. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    All mine stopped growing at 1 yr and then filled out the next year. My female Trin stopped maturing at around 3 years and Broly is still maturing and he is 2 yrs 4 months. Usually the head will pop and that about it, you will still prob see it grow slowly for up to 3 years though.
     
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  4. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    Frankie isn't much of a Bully breed, but she didn't get her full height until close to 2. She was 22" tall at 8 months, measured 23.5" at 15 months and stopped at nearly 25". She's always been super lean and never did really 'fill out'
    Rikki got her height before a year old (20") and this past year, she's really filled out and gotten a lot stockier. She is almost 3 1/2.
     
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  5. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

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  6. Eden86

    Eden86 Little Dog

    Good to know Kit. The mixes I’ve had in the past have all been staffy x smaller terrier so by this stage they were almost full grown except for a touch of filling out. For indication of size, Grace is Frankie’s height and 68 pounds. And Nat, that’s an awesome photo. But I was serious with the question. I’ve read it keeps growing up until 2 years old. I guess the skull stops growing when the body does but the muscles keep developing.
     
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  7. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    Im not sure for certain but i think the same way.
     
  8. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    That's about what Frankie weighs too. Usually between 68 & 70lbs.
    Some people thinks she's got Pit in her, our best guess is Boxer/Golden/Lab.
     
  9. Eden86

    Eden86 Little Dog

    I can understand why people would say that. A lab boxer mix would be awesome, such a handful as a puppy though. I used to get asked a lot if Grace was a lab puppy. I’d say yes if I couldn’t be bothered explaining her mix and having a conversation about dog aggression.
     
  10. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    I get asked all the time what Rikki is. If they ask what kind of dog, I'll say 'Mutt'. If they ask 'what is she', I'll say 'A Dog'. LOL
    When we got her, we were told purebred Pit, her DNA says Staffy/Chow. Sometimes we'll call her a Mini Dutch Shepherd, or a Staffy/Rat Terrier. But, mostly she's just a dog.
     

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