Q: When will a standard Dachshund stop growing?
I own a standard Dachshund puppy that just turned 8 months. I've heard that a Dachshund will stop growing at 8 months and will become full grown. I want to make sure.
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Answer by piper
8 months would be a good age. Dachshunds stop growing at 8 to 9 months but all dogs r different. I have a miniature dachshund. actually my baby girl is giving birth right now. it's amazing to watch. OK hope I helped ya.
Answer by RIDDLE
like most dogs, they stop growing at 9 months' age or maybe 10.
Answer by Doxie who,am
On the contrary, dachshunds do NOT stop growing at 8 months by any means. My 1-year-5-month-old doxie is still growing and he's 23lbs and lean as can be.
My 5-month-old dachshund is 10.2lbs super skinny and is growing super fast right now.
Doxies slow down considerably around 8 months of age but can continue to grow up to 2 years, especially standards.
Our 1 year 5 month doxie grew 8lbs since he was 9 months old so far and he's still growing and is in perfect health lean as can be and strong as an ox.
Answer by Annie
When a dog stops growing, it usually depends on the breed. When a dog stops growing, it reaches its genetic maturity. Usually, a dog reaches full growth-physical wise- when they are 12-18 months age, it varies from dog to dog but this is an average dog I am talking about. A dog usually doesn't reach maturity-mental wise-until they are 18-24 months old. That is why you should not breed a girl dog on their first heat because they are not physically mature enough.
Answer by Pixie
Regardless of breed 12month/1year is the official age dogs stop growing
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Answer by Naysa☆彡
At a year old your Dachshund will be full-grown (even just before that), over the following year expect her to gain a small amount of weight... filling out/bulking out. She shouldn't grow too much in the next 6 months, not a huge noticeable amount anyway
Answer by Sir Huchalot
Smaller dogs like Dachshunds stop growing before they are a year old so don't expect her to grow much more. She may bulk up a little or put on a little weight but her height won't increase much.
Larger breeds don't stop growing until they are around two years old.
Answer by Angelena Renee
Hmm, about 8-9 months.
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Vickie Taylor says
Doxies are hound dogs. They are hunters, they were bred for huntin badgers and they are fearless. They may seem docile but they can be quiet aggressive towards animals smaller than them. They love humans and I have never heard of a case were they have attacked a human. They will kill a cat so if you have cats and kittens you will want to socialize them throughly before letting them run free with each other. I don’t say this to scare you just take caution in letting them interact with small animals. They don’t bark a lot but they will let you know when someone is approaching your door or any other part of your house. They are very loving and they love your attention. They are prefect lap dogs for young and old a like. Hope this helps someone to make the decision to own a Doxie.