Puppy Growth

A Guide To Newborn Puppy Growth and Development

Newborn dogs grow quickly, and it’s exciting to see what each stage of development brings for your puppy. Growth rates vary depending on breed, as well as factors like diet and overall health. Smaller breeds of dogs are usually considered adult at around one year old. It can take up to two years for some larger breeds to reach maturity.


There are many milestones that will occur at approximately the same time period for all new pups, regardless of size or breed.