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While everyone can agree that puppies are the cutest things on earth, the answer to “when do dogs stop growing” is going to have a wide range of answers. Depending on the breed of your dog, how it’s growing, and the food its eating can all affect the puppy’s growth rate. Just like people, dogs come in all shapes and sizes so even within the typical scale for the breed you might find that there’s a lot of room for the puppy to, well, grow!

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1. When is a dog done growing?

One of the major deciding factors on the rate at which a dog will grow has to do with the size of the dog breed in general. Typically you’ll find that a smaller dog will reach full size in much more quickly than a larger dog. So, for example, if you have a Chihuahua, it could stop growing at around 9-10 months of age. However, a Great Dane might take between 18-24 months to real its final size.

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