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When do Australian shepherd puppies stop growing?

Australian shepherd dogs are a medium-sized breed of dogs. At the age of 3 months, female Australian Shepherd dogs weigh between 14 to 21 lbs while males weight somewhere between 21 to 26 lbs. When they enter their 6th month, males would weigh an average of 40 to 50 lbs whie females should be around 26 to 40 lbs. When they reach the age of 1, male Australian Shepherd dogs weigh between 53 and 68lbs and females should weight between 34 and 53 lbs. Aussies stop growing at around 16 months. At this time, males are around 20 to 23 inches tall at the shoulder while females  are slightly shorter at 18 to 21 inches. These doggos’ bodies are slightly longer than they are tall. In terms of weight, the average male Australian shepherd weighs around 50 to 65 lbs while the females weigh between 40 to 55 lbs. Some miniature Aussies are being sold in the market but these are not recognized as true Australian shepherd dogs because this breed is meant for herding livestock which the teacup varieties won’t be able to do.

Furparents need to understand that each dog is unique. These are just average height and weight. They can use this as a guide to see how their Australian shepherd dogs are doing compared to the rest of their breed. Knowing how tall or heavy your pet would grow up to be will help you to make the necessary preparations for stuff he needs such as his diet and the size of his crate, leash, and harness. It’s all part of responsible parenting for your furbaby.

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Written by Susan Sullinger

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