People have been telling me since Rocket was 9mo old that he's acting like a teenager. I have no problems with his activities or behaviors, but since people still tell me he's a teenager, 9 months later, I'm just wondering when he'll no longer be considered one.
He turns 18mo tomorrow.
Paddy didn't shake off the teenager in him until he was about 7 years old. And then there was just a slight bit of "mellowing". He is 11 years old now and I have two 5 year old JDs on board now. No mellowing in sight with them yet!
Seamus and Flynn
Zoe is a 4 year old teenager. My first lab was a 10 year old teenager!
It's not the mellowing part I'm talking about, actually. The high energy level don't bother me. I'm so high energy that I need a dog that can keep up with me. I don't think I'd know what to do with one that is docile.Originally Posted by mich
I just keep hearing people say he's a teenager after all these months..........
I could be wrong, but I believe they're puppies until they're one, and juveniles until they're three years of age.
Laura, mom of Sundance, CGC
I think you're right...seems like I remember reading this somewhere when doing my research. For some reason I also want to say that large breed dogs tend to mature a little slower than small breeds.Originally Posted by Labmom2Sun
From what I've heard, til they are three. Just like in humans, exceptions occure
I agree with Gene, I have read for Dogs in general that they aren't considered an "adult" till they hit 3 years of age.