A few things I have noticed at the one year mark:
Finally starting to fill out. No more, "Wow, he's skinny" comments.
Only chews on his toys instead of anything we have left on the floor.
Absolutely requires outdoor exercise and room to run...I can no longer wear him out with a game of living room fetch.
Puts himself to bed around 9 and sleeps hard til morning
Becoming more affectionate
Has learned to charm the cashiers at Petsmart into extra treats by pretending to be a perfect gentleman (for about 30 seconds).
Still loves anything squeaky
Still stares at his tail sometimes like it is an enemy trying to attack his butt
Is a trustworthy off-leash hiking partner
And the thing that caused me to want to share my "one year old observations": he's starting to look at me with those wise, knowing eyes of an adult dog.