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#1 iluvlucy

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 02:54 AM

this is my first bc and i'm not too sure of anything. can someone tell me at what age they are fully grown? lucy is 9 mos old and weighs only 16 lbs. maybe the jrt is starting to show up.
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 05:52 AM

they are about full height at 10 months but will fill out and plates will close closer to 12 months - 18 months old. At 9 months Dazzle only weighed about 20 pounds now she is 30 pounds at 17 months.

I think that is about right anyway!

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 06:15 AM

My experience has been they have their full height and length by 1 yr but continue to fill out and deepen in the chest area until 2-1/2 to 3. (They're kind of like teenage boys who are 6' at 18 but continue to "fill" out until they're around 24-25).

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 08:41 AM

Originally posted by bc friend:
My experience has been they have their full height and length by 1 yr but continue to fill out and deepen in the chest area until 2-1/2 to 3. (They're kind of like teenage boys who are 6' at 18 but continue to "fill" out until they're around 24-25).

Thanks for posting that. I thought I was only imagining Violet getting bigger! But her foster mother commented on the same thing last week when she saw her for the first time in a month or so.

I've had Violet four and a half months now - her foster family found her as a stray so we don't really know her age. But the vet estimated 1 or 2 yrs old when they took her in, and then they had her a year, so she was somewhere between 2 and 3 when she came to live with me. She's filled out *a lot* - I've been worried I'll wind up with the only fat BC known to science. But it's not just weight - her bark has gotten deeper and she seems bigger through her chest.

She's getting a lot more confident, too - I don't know if it's her increased size and maturity, or the fact she no longer lives with two pushy ACD's :rolleyes: . But if I were just meeting her now, I don't know if she'd remind me so much of a shy little violet - I might name her Nasturtium or something instead! :D

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 03:35 PM

My dog will turn 10 months in a few days and he's around 45 lb. According to Dazzle's progress, I'm looking at a 60-65 lb Ouzo in about half a year :rolleyes:

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 04:05 PM

Zoe hasn't gained any weight in months and months - and she's only 1 year 2 months old. I'm still wondering if she's going to fill out at all... she's not lanky like some teenaged dogs.

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 04:22 PM

Dal weighed 43 at his 11 month visit and I dont think he weighs more than 45 right now. I do know he isn't as wide as Bc who are a 1 year older (2 1/2) than him but, they are also intact.
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 06:20 PM

Mentally or physically? Physically, I'd say about 24 mos., but possibly a little longer - I think it really depends on the lines. I have two girls that both gained a half inch in height after they turned 2 yrs. old, but they come from a line that matures very slowly.

Mentally - possibly never! Sorry, couldn't resist :rolleyes: It just seems that way some days!
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Posted 19 August 2006 - 01:20 AM

LOL Jeanne - I think Oreo's finally mature! She hit it around, oh, 8 or 9 years old. :rolleyes:

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 02:11 AM

lucy is 9 mos old. she is 19 inches tall, but weighs only 16 lbs. she is veeeeery skinny.

as far as mentally--------------------oh well
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Posted 19 August 2006 - 10:57 AM

abby is 10 months old now is about 22-23 inches tall and weighs about 43 lbs. of soild muscle. she has a 24 inch vertcial she get in my truck from the ground with now problems seat or bed with plenty of air to spare

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 05:07 AM

My two weighed 43lbs. each at their vet visit last week. Good grief! I hope they don't get much bigger. They drag me off my feet as it is.


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