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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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When is a puppy not a puppy anymore?

Just wondering....when are our puppies not considered puppies anymore?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 12:39 PM
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I always figured they were considered adults at a year, but that was just what my parents seemed to think, so I'm no authority.
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When they stop answering to "Puppy! Puppy! Puppy!"

And start answering to "#%& it Dog!"

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When they stop answering to "Puppy! Puppy! Puppy!"

And start answering to "#%& it Dog!"
Wow.....Stella grew up fast. lol
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Kya is almost 12 and I still call her my puppy.

But my answer would be about 2. I think once they hit maturity is when I personally stop considering them a "puppy"

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 03:18 PM
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i keep looking for my dogs to finish growing up and it isn't happening yet. Banshee is 5 this year and he's hoppin around like a rabbit. We just recently nicnamed him Bunny. Sasha is 4 this month and she's still wrestling like she were a 9mo old. Hugo's my youngest at 2yrs old and you'd think they were all the same age. lol

they stop being puppies when they're bones don't cooperate anymore. lol

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 03:45 PM
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Honestly I think a year old dog is still a pup. They still are learning about the world they are just teenagers. At 2 years they are like 20year old adults. Some 20year olds are more grown up then others. For me 2 years is adult.

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I vote for 2 years. But I just took a 2yo lab in for her OFA and given her behavior have decided that labs are puppies until 3 (which may revise upward again next year)
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Stella will be 15 months on the 22nd of April and I still think of her as a puppy. She is still learning even though she has stopped growing.


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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 06:42 PM
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I've posted this question before and heard up to 3 years for some dogs can still be puppies and puppyish Mac turned 2 in Jan and still is very much a puppy.

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