Usually, pugs reach their full adult size by around 12 months old. However, some may continue to grow until 18 months or older. It all depends on genetics and diet. Continue to read to learn or explore when pugs full are grown.
When Are Pugs Fully Grown?
As with any dog breed, the growth rate and overall size can be affected by several factors, including diet, exercise, and genetics.
Pugs who get plenty of exercise and nutritious food will almost certainly grow into well-proportioned adults who do not look like babies forever! On the other hand, if you’re unlucky enough to adopt a pug from an irresponsible breeder who hasn’t kept track of what kind of health problems their dogs have (or worse—an unethical mill), then there’s no telling how big your baby will get.
Pugs are the perfect mix of cute and lazy, so it’s easy to think that they’re just chubby puppies forever! But if you want your pug to grow up like a normal dog (without looking like an awkward teen at age three), then make sure to take care of them properly!
Pugs are a popular breed, and it is easy to understand why they have been so successful. Pugs do well in almost any environment, from big cities to countries.
They are loyal, intelligent, and affectionate dogs with funny, charming personalities. Pugs will do well in almost any family situation, including multiple pet homes. While pugs are small in size, they are big on personality.
Pug Growth Stages from Birth to Full Grown
Pug puppies are adorable and full of life. They come in various colors and patterns but always with distinctive squished faces, dull eyes, and curly tails. Even veterinarians who don’t like dogs get a little pug-crazy when they see these little guys.
Pugs grow quickly, and soon enough, you will have a full-grown pug. In the process, your puppy will go through several growth stages. Knowing what to expect at each stage will make your life as a pug owner much easier.
Birth to 2 Weeks of Age (Neonatal Stage) Pugs look like little bald mice. They will fit in the palm of your hand, with their big eyes staring up at you. Pugs are born deaf and blind. They will stay in the nesting area for two to three weeks with their mother, during which time they depend on Mom’s body heat and limited nursing.
Pug puppies will need some special care as they transition from living with their mother to living with people. When your pug first comes home, he will be bright-eyed and eager to meet his new family. Be careful with him the first few days, allowing him time to adjust to his new home.
2 to 4 Weeks of Age (Transitional Stage)
This is when your pug puppy starts looking like a pug. During this stage, the puppy becomes very mobile and is ready to explore everything in your home.
This is a fun time for your pug, but you will need to limit his activity. Pugs are very curious puppies and can get into all kinds of trouble if they are not properly supervised.
It’s also very important to keep your pug puppy away from your other pets during this stage, even if you don’t consider them aggressive. Pugs have been known to get severe injuries from even the most docile dogs and cats, so it is best to keep your pug in a single pet home.
3 to 12 Weeks of Age (Age of Exploration)
Pug puppies are full of energy during this stage, and it cannot be easy to keep up with them. They will want to go for walks two or three times a day, so plan to include this in your schedule.
Pug puppies can get into a lot of trouble if they are left unsupervised, so be sure that you have enough time to spend with your new pet. During this stage, pug puppies explore their territory, both inside and outside. They will try to climb on top of furniture and have ideas about what they should be allowed to chew.
3 to 6 Months of Age (Ranking Stage)
Pug puppies become adolescents during this stage, testing their limits. Your pet may be very demanding during this period and will use all his charms to get what he wants. You may also notice some aggression during this stage as your dog seeks his place in the pack.
For things to go smoothly during this stage, you must establish yourself as the dominant member of your “pack” early on. This means that you will need to be the one who decides what your pug is allowed to chew and where he can go on walks.
The Adolescence Stage: 6 to 18 Months of Age
Your pug will slowly stop acting like a puppy during this stage and instead begin to look and act like a full-grown pug.
This is an excellent time to get your pet involved in obedience classes and agility training activities. Your pet may also begin to show signs of arthritis during this stage, so you should make sure that he gets lots of rest and extra treats.
Pugs are full-grown when they reach one year old. This is based on their average weight and size. While pugs may reach maturity at different rates, most will have stopped growing by turning one. Pugs are prone to obesity, so it’s important to watch their diet and exercise levels as they grow.
Make sure your pup has plenty of room to run around and play, and feed them a healthy diet that includes enough protein but not too much fat. As your pug grows, you’ll need to adjust the type of food you give them and how much exercise they get to help them stay healthy. Remember that a little goes a long way when it comes to keeping.