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Old 04-14-2010, 04:07 PM
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Location: Louisiana
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My lab Bella is 8 months old now. When do dogs stop growing?
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Old 04-14-2010, 04:20 PM
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Location: El Paso TX
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It depends really - larger breeds (even Labs) take a while longer than smaller ones, to reach their full growth as for height and length, but continue to fill out maybe up to about 18 months to two years or so. I have Bostons and a Frenchie and although they didn't get taller/longer after about 8/9 months, they continued filling out in the chest/neck well until they were almost two years old. It's kind of a crapshoot, KWIM?
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:09 AM
 
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I agree with ZSP. Labs are generally at their full adult body size around two years. They continue to grizzle for a while and then after about 5 or 6 they want to start carrying some paunch.

A neutered male will grow a little longer in the leg and body than an intact male, not sure about females.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Females mature faster than males. Females will reach full maturity in about a year, 6 months longer for males. She will still appear thin until she reaches about 5 years old, then she will fill out.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I have a Lab/mix that is 4 yrs old. She probably reached 90% of height and length by her first birthday.
Siince then she has filled out and and looks bigger but she had most of her structural size by the time she was a year old.
Usualy after a year old they dont get much longer or taller. Just wider and thicker. Especially after 3 yrs or so.
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:59 AM
 
Location: California
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18 months is usually the age used. It is when, OFA will certify hips, etc...But as with all of us, they certainly can "fill out" with age!
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:08 AM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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Some breeds are different. Rottweilers grow to about 3 years old. Mainly after 2 years of age, it's the head that grows.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:18 AM
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Location: Louisiana
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Thanks everyone!!
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:19 AM
 
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depends on the breed i think
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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My male yellow lab reached his final average weight & muscle tone at about 2.5 yrs.
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