If you have a German Shepherd or plan to adopt one, you may have wondered until what age German Shepherds grow? If so, let us find out together how old these dogs can grow.
Because a dog’s growth is influenced by genetics and the environment, determining the exact time that a German Shepherd will stop growing is almost impossible.
However, there is a period of time when most German Shepherds stop growing.
TIME LIMIT FOR GERMAN SHEPHERD GROWING.
German Shepherds usually reach physical maturity at 18 to 24 months of age. However, some German Shepherds of Europe mature more slowly and reach full maturity until 36 months of age or 3 years.
Its growth rate decreases markedly at 6 months and continues minimally after 12 until reaching the aforementioned limits.
So in short a German Shepherd will only grow until his 1st year and a half or until their 2nd year or 3rd year if the dog is European.
HEIGHT AND HEALTHY WEIGHT OF GERMAN SHEPHERD.
The normal height and healthy weight that a German Shepherd should have is described below.
- In males the height should be 23 to 26 inches, weighing 66 to 90 pounds.
- In females the height should be 21 to 24 inches, weighing 48 to 71 pounds.
It should be clarified that the above values are only approximations that will serve as control guides. If you feel that your German Shepherd does not meet those parameters, it would be best if you contact your trusted veterinarian.