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At what age do German Shepherds stop growing?

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A German Shepherd pup reaches its full physical size and stops growing at around 2 years of age. However, the dog may not be done with hormonal changes at this age.

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Dogs, like humans, go through infancy, childhood, adolescence and, finally, adulthood. German Shepherds don't reach emotional maturity until around 3 years of age. This is when the dog is considered an adult. The time between the second and third years of a German Shepard's life can be challenging for an owner, as this is the time when the dog enters sexual maturity. Behavior problems can emerge during this time, but at 3 years of age, the dog is fully grown mentally and physically.

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