When is a puppy not a puppy?

Adolescent – Sexual Maturity (6-9 months) to Social Maturity (2-3 years)

Puberty continues and skeletal maturity occurs at 8-12 months (dependent on breed). This is evidenced by the closure of the growth plates.

This is often referred to as the ‘teenage’ stage where the pups are sexually mature but still have a way to go to be socially mature.


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