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How to tell how old your dog is??

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by SEAL, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. SEAL

    SEAL CH Dog

    here is the dilema i got my dog from a rescue so they guesstamate age based on size etc etc. she told me he was 4months plus but i have my doubts. i think he may be younger.

    he is still cutting puppy teeth and bleeds a bit when he chews his toys. he has not lost the first one as far as i know.
    of course he has the big kangaroo paws and has the puppy sleep play sleep play cycle still going. he is doing well at being house trained with few minor accidents. so i am thinking hes 3 going on 4 months but dammit i just cant figure it out

    Does anyone know of any growth indicators that may help me narrow it down?
  2. Dameon

    Dameon Big Dog

    I think you right. They start loosing teeth at 3mts.
  3. WWII

    WWII Banned

    My pup lost his canines around the 4-5month mark. I'm guessing it's about the same for the one you have, if it's a pit bull.
  4. Zoe

    Zoe CH Dog

    Most the rescue people I work with tend to gauge by the teeth. That is always the first thing they look at to make a guess.
  5. miakoda

    miakoda GRCH Dog

    Actually most pups don't start losing puppy teeth & cutting adult teeth until at least 4 months* & can carry on until the 7th-8th month to finish.

    Seal, your dog was accurately "aged".

    *I'm not saying that dogs CANNOT cut teeth at 3 months, but it's extremely rare.
  6. SEAL

    SEAL CH Dog

    no hes still cutten puppy teeth not his big adult teeth hes still got his lil needles.
  7. miakoda

    miakoda GRCH Dog

    Which ones? Last time I saw him, he had all his puppy teeth.
  8. SEAL

    SEAL CH Dog

    still has all his puppy teeth
  9. miakoda

    miakoda GRCH Dog

    Usually they don't come out until the adult teeth "push" them out. I have several dogs that didn't start losing puppy teeth until 5 mo. or older.
  10. SEAL

    SEAL CH Dog

    hmm oh well i guess ill figure it out when its his birthday. lol
  11. miakoda

    miakoda GRCH Dog

    LOL. His age was pretty much known give or take a week or two. ;)
  12. Dameon

    Dameon Big Dog

    Yeah....He'll tell you.LOL
  13. SEAL

    SEAL CH Dog

    yeah ima call him 4 months and say hell be 5 end of this month
  14. missybee16

    missybee16 CH Dog

    Between 4-5 months. Mine is 5 months now, and is getting ready to lose her pup teeth. I bought alot of chewies, to bring them out. Instead of, my feet & shoes.
  15. Saiyagin

    Saiyagin Guest

    I would say usually around 5 months they start to loose there needle like puppy teeth to make way for there perminent adult teeth this is the stage where you dont want them to break any of there teeth so be careful because they arent fully hardend untill almost 2 years old.
  16. Dameon

    Dameon Big Dog

    I was way off....lol.....I was advised not to do bite work before 8mts because, their teeth were not adult. Sorry I couldn't help...I'll try harder next time.. ;-)
  17. Dameon

    Dameon Big Dog

    After 8mts you still have to use a puppy sleeve. It is just a softer sleeve.

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