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The most reliable way to estimate the adult size of a puppy is to see how big its parents are. Since height is determined by genetics, puppies are generally similar in size to their parents. More »

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The guideline of one dog year equalling seven human years is a persistent myth. Not only is the widespread rule of thumb incorrect, it is more inaccurate as a dog ages. In reality, a dog's equivalent human age depends on... More »

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To use a puppy weight chart, simply enter the weight of the puppy and its age to determine approximately how much it may weigh when it is a fully grown adult. There are many puppy weight charts available online that can ... More »

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Before adopting a small puppy, try and find out information about its parents to have an idea of its current and potential health, as well as behaviors and its expected size as an adult. Set up the house before bringing ... More »

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A shepherd/terrier mix's adult size varies based on the animal's health and genetic history. Some adult shepherd breeds weigh in excess of 150 pounds, while terriers are smaller animals. A mix of these breeds results in ... More »

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Housebreaking an adult or older dog is essentially the same as housebreaking a puppy, with the only real difference being that a normal adult dog is physically capable of holding its urine and feces longer than a puppy. ... More »

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Dogs are usually considered to be full grown between 1 to 2 years old, depending on their breed size. Smaller dogs typically reach their full size at much younger ages than larger dogs. Where a smaller dog may be full gr... More »

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