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Frequently Asked Questions

How big is my dog going to be?

While The NOAH Center does our best to identify the primary breeds of dogs/puppies that come into our shelter, often it is simply our best guess. Without knowing the lineage of the dogs, it’s hard to gauge how large they may be when fully grown. A good rule of thumb is to double the weight of the dog/puppy when they are about 4 months old. This is not an exact science but can be a good rough estimate.

Most dogs are very close to their final size at about 1 year to 18 months of age. If your dog is over this age range, it's probably safe to assume they are about "fully grown," though they may still continue to fill out for some time. 

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