When do they stop growing?

The Miniature Schnauzer is a smallest dog in the Schnauzer breed and originated in the mid-to-late 19th Century from Germany. The Miniature Schnauzer is a cross between the Standard Schnauzer and other smaller breeds such as the Poodle. A miniature Schnauzer is a spunky, but aloof dog who does things their own way. They tend to be good guard dogs without the tendency to bite.
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When do they stop growing?

Postby mummysnoo » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:25 pm

At what age does a boy Mini Schnauzer stop growing, Alfie is 5 months old and he is nearly as tall as his Grandad Oscar who is 7 years old. Was just curious.
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Re: When do they stop growing?

Postby Tulip » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:42 pm

Freddy stopped growing at about a year old - he'd reached his full height at six months but spent the next six months filling out.
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Re: When do they stop growing?

Postby sandra_1001 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:56 pm

Monty is nearly 10 months old and I hope he has stopped growing or else he is going to be the tallest mini I have ever seen hehe
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Re: When do they stop growing?

Postby mookie&me » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:33 pm

I can't see Mookie as any different to what she was at 6/7 months (she's 9 now). I think it might depend on male/female differences too. She has certainly looked a lot more 'study' on her feet in the last couple of months. [bone]
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Re: When do they stop growing?

Postby dannie_kl » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:48 pm

generally the miniature schnauzer is fully grown by about 9 months.
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Re: When do they stop growing?

Postby Caramomo » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:28 pm

Cara had done most growing by 6 months - she added maybe another half inch in height after and 'filled out' between 6 and 9 months (mind you 'filling out' is hardly apropriate, she is quite a slim mini) I reckon Mo has half an inch of height MAX and may fill out a little more although she is already stockier than Cara. Mo is 7 months.

Dannie is right - 9months they are fully grown physically. Can take up to 2 years I'd say for them to reach 'adult' temperatment (adult used in the loosest possible sense of course)
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Re: When do they stop growing?

Postby Mrs. B » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:50 pm

I have been wondering this too. Jetson is 6 months old and about 14 inches last time I measured him and around 15 pounds. I am thinking he will be a pretty big mini.
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Re: When do they stop growing?

Postby Cookiez » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:33 pm

Daisy is nearly 7 month now.

13" tall
6.1 kg

I'm hoping she just fills out from now on.
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Re: When do they stop growing?

Postby BellBell » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:45 pm

Bella is 5 months this weekend, not sure how tall exactly but is 5.5kg at the mo. She is def getting heavier to hold!!
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Re: When do they stop growing?

Postby dannie_kl » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:49 pm

Caramomo wrote: Can take up to 2 years I'd say for them to reach 'adult' temperatment (adult used in the loosest possible sense of course)


i have renamed freya "Freya Pan" after peter pan as i don't think she will ever grow up!
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Re: When do they stop growing?

Postby Caramomo » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:31 pm

Since Cara had the puppies and has then become 'pack leader' she has really settled town and turned into a right grumpy old woman!! Mo shows no signs of maturing - its quite funny to watch this almost fully grown dog playing up like a true puppy.
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Re: When do they stop growing?

Postby dannie_kl » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:06 am

yes ruby is exactly as you describe cara-i call her grandma roo and freya and mo seem one of a kind too!
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