At what age does a chug stop growing?

Answered by James Kissner

Chugs, which are a mix between a Chihuahua and a Pug, typically stop growing around the same time as purebred Pugs, which is around nine months of age. However, just like with Pugs, Chugs may continue to fill out and develop their musculature until they reach about a year old.

One way to determine if your Chug is still growing is by looking at their overall size and proportions. If your Chug is younger than nine months old and still seems small or compact compared to fully grown Chugs, then they are likely still growing. Similarly, if their body looks out of proportion, with oversized paws or a lanky appearance, this could indicate ongoing growth.

It’s important to note that individual dogs can vary in their growth patterns, so it’s always best to consult with a veterinarian who can assess your specific Chug’s growth and development. They can provide a more accurate estimate of when your Chug will reach their full size and weight.

In my personal experience with Chugs, I’ve noticed that they can have different growth rates depending on their genetic makeup. Some Chugs may reach their full size closer to nine months, while others may continue to grow and fill out until they are a year old. It’s always fascinating to see how their physical features develop over time.

To summarize, Chugs generally stop growing around nine months of age, but they may continue to fill out until they reach about a year old. Remember to observe your Chug’s overall size, proportions, and paws to get an idea if they are still in the growth phase. As always, consult with a veterinarian for a more accurate assessment of your Chug’s growth and development.