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How Long Does It Take For A Dog To Fully Reach Heat

How long does it take a German shepherd reach his full height?

A human (which is what a German shepherd is) usually takes 16-20 years to reach full height.

However, dogs mature quicker and die younger than humans, and a German Shepherd Dog is usually slightly taller than its adult height at 10-11 months, losing perhaps a cm of height as its prosternum & ligaments develop and its shoulder & elbow angles "come in" at about 21-26 months old. But it won't be fully mature until 3-3½ years old.

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[Moon]: Go away. I've seen 2 of your answers - one irresponsibly wrong, and now one having nothing to do with what was asked.

[bluebonn. . .]:
Do some study.
In most of the world a pup is a Baby Puppy from 3 through 5 months, a Puppy from 6 through 11 months, then becomes a Junior at 12 months old. Some countries run Junior only until 18 months, at which time it becomes an Intermediate. Others run Junior until the dog becomes an Intermediate at 2 years old. Usually, at 7 years old it becomes a Veteran.
You'll find the class definitions used in your country by looking in its KC's web-site.
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A large sized Dog’s Body will weigh same as a mid weight Human being!Decomposition pattern of Dead dog is not different from Human body despite the fact that Dogskin(Chamois) if thicker than Human skin.Having said this, the rate at which different bodies disintegrate/Decay depends on how the body is buried(whether in a casket or direct to soil,with or without covers) , availability of water at the level of burial (if the land is very dry it will take more time), Temperature levels, acidity of the sand etc.However in some”Industry” where the skeletons are re-fabricated for use in Biology labs for students etc(with special Government permissions like funeral parlours) the burial is done not in sand but in Concrete Boxes filled with LIME made out of Bones themselves(called bone meal) or from sea shells(!) under very high heat, and by applying limited quantity of water and some acidic chemicals for bleaching for better appearance. The time taken is usually 6 months from date of burial ! A very weird Business!May be, instead of a human body, if a heavy weight Dog’s body was buried, it may also take 6 months.Incidentally, many bodies procured by the business are from casualties in flood - like natural calamities and most of them are more than decayed, while real burial takes place!

It is variable, on an average 3 -4 weeks. Very young pups and those that have not been vaccinated are most susceptible. Distemper affects many organ systems- GI-, respiratory, and neurological system including the brain. Distemper may begin with a fever that initially subsides and again resurges with occurrence of clinical signs depending on which system is affected. It proves fatal in many dogs and dogs that do survive are left with neurological symptoms of clonus commonly noted as nervous tics.

When your dog comes out of heat how long before they go into heat again?

My husband has had more dogs than the kennel so I can tell you that they come in every 6 months normally but a dog who is in her first heat is like a woman with her first monthly cycle, it can vary the first year. I would take her to the vet and have her fixed ASAP since there is no "sure" time right now. After the first year they come in every 6 months. Then they are a week coming in that they won't let a male near them, a week that they are in and will accept any male, and a week going out that MOST will not let males near them. You have to watch the female. When her female parts swell really big keep the males away or she will get pregnant.

How Long Does It Take For A Puppy To Reach Its Adult Size ?

Most canines reach their full size by the time they are 12 to eighteen months old, although it does take longer for some of the largest breeds to finish growing. Some breeds even reach their full framework within the first six months of life, although it takes longer for the rest of their body to catch up. Before you get a puppy, be sure to find out how large he or she is likely to become when fully grown. Depending on how quickly your new pet grows, you may be in for quite a shock. Many people think about how much fun it will be to have a cute and cuddly puppy, but don't really stop and think about what it's going to be like to live with a fully grown, adult dog. If you have been living with a puppy for a while and waiting for him or her to settle down a bit, you've probably found yourself wondering if maturity is ever going to occur. Your frustration may lead you to wonder, over and over, "when is a puppy full grown? Puppies are full of energy. They are very rambunctious, and demand a lot of attention from their owners. When canines start to mature, they begin conducting themselves in a more dignified manner. While most dogs remain playful throughout their lives, there is a big difference between the lively activity of a mature canine and the boundless exuberance and dicey judgement exhibited by most puppies. If your pup has always seemed to take great joy in shredding newspaper, chewing your furniture or digging holes in your yard, watch for signs that these behaviors are starting to subside. This can be a signal that maturity isn't too far over the horizon. When you notice that your dog starts to exercise a little more restraint, it's a safe bet that he or she is starting to mature. There is no designated height or weight for the breed but the average is, Height: 51-61 cm (20-24 inches/any sex), Weight: 20-38 kg (44-85 pounds). ETA: @Nanette - Bull Terrier is what she means. It was in caps, probably an English Bull Terrier/White Bull Terrier. Don't get confused with a Staffy or APBT, those are if people usually just put 'pit bull'. Plus, she listed the standards for an English (or White) Bull Terrier, therefore, I doubt it is a Staffy.

How long after a dog comes into heat is she ready to breed?

You are obviously not a registered breeder and have not got even the basic understandings of dog reproduction.

You have not mentioned the age of your b itch nor have you mentioned how many seasons she has had.

So this is your first "attempt"! I do not believe that an attempt is good for any dog. you must do all the research well before her season begins. Have you had you dog tested and cleared by the vet. Does your dog have papers? Does the stud dog have papers? Have you checked the lines of each dog carefully to make sure that this is a good coupling?

People who think having puppies is cute - or do it for the money are simply perpetuating the backyard bred dogs who are lacking in breeding and genetics.

The only reason you should think about breeding your b itch is that she is a fine example of the breed (conformation shown to Champion) and that the male is also an exceptional example of the breed. Breeding is about bettering the breed not just having puppies for puppies sake or for the $$$, if you breed well it will probably cost you as much as you will get from the puppies!

Please desex your dog now and enjoy it's company rather than concentrating on breeding and creating future problems.

How long does it take for a female dog vulva to stop swelling?

It can take up to four weeks after the season has finished for the vulva to return to close to its previous size. The nipples and vulva will not go back to pre-season size but will get smaller than when in season.

Make sure that you keep her away from other dogs and get her speyed when she reaches her full adult growth (if you are not planning on showing her).