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When Did Your Doberman Stop Growing?

Discussion in 'Doberman Puppies' started by MelonJ, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. MelonJ

    MelonJ Notable member

    Morning all! We measured DeSoto yesterday and it got me thinking... When did your in-tact Doberman stop growing taller?

    DeSoto will be 8mo on the 10th of Feb. He is currently 28.5” at the withers. I honestly didn’t expect him to be so tall so fast lol, but I’m hoping we’re nearing the end of his height growth. His dam is 29”, and his sire is 28”.

    Photos for funsies bc we had a beautiful 60° morning at the park yesterday and I couldn’t help it lol:
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  2. Doberman Gang

    Doberman Gang Hot Topics Subscriber

    WOW is Dam was 29” tall, that is quite a bit out of standard. Your bit will probably be pretty big. Height is usually finished by around a year of age. They do put on more size weight wise over the next couple until around 3.
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  3. MelonJ

    MelonJ Notable member

    Lordy, I hope I’m remembering dam height wrong then, LOL! Will have to double check definitively, but I know she is taller than female standard for sure.
  4. MelonJ

    MelonJ Notable member

    Ok, boy was I off. Must’ve been looking at it upside down. :rofl:

    She is 26.5” at the withers.

    Thanks for making me recheck that LOL.
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  5. Tropicalbri's

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    Mine hit their height limit around a year old. My male has been filling out with each year. He has a lot of muscle compared to my female but they get a LOT of physical activity.
    Unfortunately my female is a bit out of standard for females. My male is 28” but his weight is increasing. About 16-18 mo ago he stayed right around the 82-85 mark. Now he is 88 to 89lbs of muscled brute force. He does not know the meaning of going around something. He just bulldozes through it or over it. My female has much more finesse and grace about her. If Bogie is trying to plow her over when playing she will just jump over him. She is very agile.
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  6. Kaiser2016

    Kaiser2016 Active Member

    I thought Kaiser reached full height around 10 months but he grew another half inch after I stopped checking and I was surprised to discover it, so it’s a good idea to continue to measure them because it is true when they say the dog will “fill out” over time. I thought he was pretty “full” looking at 2, but it seems like his fully muscled body just slowly developed between 2 and 3.
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  7. Panama

    Panama Hot Topics Subscriber

    Echo topped out at 26 1/2" at about 11 months and Joker was more between 12-15 months and he ended up at 28 3/4"
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  8. Tropicalbri's

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    Echo and Joker are absolutely beautiful Dobermans.
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  9. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I think Della was done growing height wise by the time she was 9 or 10 months but she did fill out a bit more after that.

    Albert's height pretty much leveled off before a year but he filled out until he was between 3 and 4 years old.

    DeSoto is a handsome boy and his ears look great!
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