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 » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

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 » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

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 » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs
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