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    Just out of curiosity has anybody else heard of this?

    The article I read stated that "Large" breed dogs get their adult teeth quicker than smaller dogs? I stumbled upon this when we took Winter in to be Spayed today. The vet was telling me that they think her age was off and she might be closer to 4 months now than 5 months, as they originally thought?

    I had never heard such a thing before?
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    from all the scratches I have gotten from Pyr teeth....you sure can't prove to me that they get their adult teeth any quicker than any other breed!

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    That is a dog to dog basis thing. Some dogs lose their teeth faster then others. I wouldn't think that a large dog loses teeth faster then a small dog though only because small dogs mature quicker then a large dog and finish growing before a large dog does too. That is something to consider in that debate. I do know that both of my dogs started to lose their baby teeth around 4-5 months old. They didn't lose them all until around 8 months old though.

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    I found it a little skeptical as well when she told me. My only thought was that since they do not live as long as other smaller breeds that maybe their bodies mature faster? I know their minds take a long time to mature
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    Their bodies do too though. A small breed dog has usually hit it's full size at around 9-10 months as opposed to a large breed dog that has finished growing around 1 1/2-2 years old. So I don't know about the whole teeth thing. Some dog foods can make your dog lose teeth faster then others, toys for that matter do the same thing too.

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    I thought they were supposed to teeth at 8 months. I thought he was teething early. Maybe not, Jax has almost all his adult teeth and he is 5 months and 70 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn & Jax
    I thought they were supposed to teeth at 8 months. I thought he was teething early. Maybe not, Jax has almost all his adult teeth and he is 5 months and 70 lbs.

    Wow he is a big guy! We are 5 months here and 42 lbs LOL. How tall is he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn & Jax
    I thought they were supposed to teeth at 8 months. I thought he was teething early. Maybe not, Jax has almost all his adult teeth and he is 5 months and 70 lbs.

    Missy was the same way at 5 months she didn't get her last adult teeth in until 8 months though. The last teeth she got in where like doggy wisdom teeth.

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    Most dogs have their adult teeth by the 6 month mark. I will admit I do not miss that about being a dog owner. I have been fortunate and have enjoyed the rescue aspect of dog ownership and will definitely continue that route from now on....no teething issues or house training!! Got to love that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grtpyrlvr
    Wow he is a big guy! We are 5 months here and 42 lbs LOL. How tall is he?

    He is 24 inches at the shoulder. He was gaining about 10 lbs a month but really sprouted last month. I knew he was going to be a big dog when I got him. My grandma has one so I have seen one too, but it is so different watching them grow from a ball of fluff to this huge creature! He is so sweet and great , I wouldnt trade him for any other dog I know. I will put some recent picks up soon.
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