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Thread: When Does a Puppy Become a Dog??

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    Default When Does a Puppy Become a Dog??

    This may be a silly question (I am blonde!) but when does a puppy become a dog?? I have heard different ages - 12 months but 18 months for a large breed. My Rottie just turned one so is she a dog now???

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    When you find out, please tell me, mine is 14 months old and i think she is even pre-birth.

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    No, she is still technically a puppy.

    I personally do not refer to any dog as a dog until they are 24 months of age. Even then it's debatable.
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    Yea, let me know too please. Pretty is as much a pup as the pups.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    18 months for me.
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    I would have said 18-24mths min

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    A dog has stopped mentally and physically maturing at age 18months. Thats why I classify them as 'dogs' at that age.
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    Depends if they are male or female.

    *DA ducks from the onslaught from any male members here. Wonder where Mitte is?*
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    Sorry DA does it depend if the owner is male or female or the dog??!!??

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    nah, I meant the dog, but now that you mention it...
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