Most pet owners know that Siberian Huskies are not a small dog breed, but when do Huskies stop growing? If you get your dog when he is just a puppy, it can be hard to tell when he is going to stop. In fact, sometimes it may seem like he is never going to stop. So what’s the verdict when it comes to Husky puppies grow into adults?
When do Huskies stop growing? A Husky puppy will usually reach his adult height around 18 months of age. However, he will continue to fill out and get a little bit heavier and stronger until he is around 3 years of age. Remember that every Husky is different and some may take a longer or shorter amount of time to finish growing.
It’s a good idea to know the timeline of growth for your Husky. We’re going to breakdown when Huskies stop growing, how big a full-grown Husky should typically be, and what you can do to ensure your Husky grows up to be big, strong, and healthy.
At What Age do Huskies Stop Growing?
Your Husky puppy is going to go through a lot of changes as he grows into adulthood. During the first year of his life, he will grow at a rapid speed, which may seem like it’s never going to stop. During this time your Husky puppy is likely to shed his puppy coat as well, making room for the adult coat and guard hairs to grow in.
Although a Husky grows quickly as a puppy, you can rest assured that the majority of Huskies will stop growing around the year to year and a half mark. At this point, your female Husky should be around 21 inches, while your male Husky should land at around 22 or 23.
Keep in mind that just because your Husky puppy is done growing in terms of height, that doesn’t mean he’s quite done growing yet. Throughout the next year or two, your Husky puppy will continue to get bigger and stronger and put on a decent amount of weight, otherwise known as ‘filling out’.
By the time your Husky reaches 2 or 3 years of age he should be full-grown with adult height and weight.
Female Huskies should be anywhere between 35 and 50 pounds, while the male Huskies will be a bit larger at 45 to 60 pounds. Of course, Huskies that are naturally taller than others will have a bit more weight on them.
While the usual timeframe for Husky growth is adult height by 16 months and adult weight by 2 years old, keep in mind that every Husky is different.
Some Huskies may grow at a slower or more rapid pace than others, and that is perfectly fine and not a cause for concern.
However, if you notice that your Husky puppy isn’t growing to be the right height or weight of a normal Husky you may want to get in touch with a veterinarian. There may be an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. This is especially true for young Huskies that have grown to normal size and weight but don’t have a good, thick coat growing in.
Helping Your Husky Puppy to Grow Big and Strong
Just because there is a normal cycle in which a Husky puppy will grow into his adult body, doesn’t mean there aren’t some things you can do to help him. Knowing how to take care of your Husky puppy properly will ensure he grows into adulthood being in tip-top shape.
1. Feeding Your Husky Puppy
One important thing you can do to help your Husky puppy grow into adulthood is by offering him the right nutrition. Just like humans, the better nutrition we receive as we are growing, the healthier and stronger we’re going to be as adults.
Always make sure you are buying high-quality dog food that has plenty of meat, which means more protein to help your puppy grow strong.
The best dog food has little to no fillers, as this does not add to the nutrition of your puppy and may actually cause excessive weight gain.
Not only does quality dog food promote the healthy growth of your puppy in terms of height and weight, but it will also ensure that his adult coat grows in thick, full, and healthy. Husky puppies that eat too much filler can end up with itchy skin or bald patches throughout their coat.
Keep in mind that you should not overfeed your Husky. It’s true that Husky puppies can eat a lot while they are growing up, but there should be a limit. Overfeeding a Husky puppy can lead to problems like obesity and putting pressure and pain on his back.
There isn’t too big of a concern when it comes to overfeeding, though. Most Husky puppies will only eat until they are full without overindulging. The usual amount of food for a Husky puppy is around 2 cups per day, spread out between three different meals. Every Husky is different, but this is the typical guideline for feeding a Husky pup before adulthood.
2. Exercising Your Husky Puppy
Exercise is vital throughout your Husky’s life.
If you’re the owner of an adorable Husky puppy, then you know that they can eat a ton of food throughout the day. Well, combined with their puppy energy, they have plenty of fuel they need to run (or swim) off during the day.
It is important to make sure that your Husky puppy is getting plenty of exercise throughout the day.
This helps ensure that he is using all of the food he is eating to help build muscle, rather than just pack on weight. This is the muscle he is forming for his adult body, so keeping him on track with muscle-building activities is a must.
As an added bonus, Husky puppies who have a lot of exercises and run around often will help to improve their overall attitudes and personalities. Huskies can become destructive if they are bored, so giving him plenty of opportunities for some activity will help him as a puppy and as an adult.
Husky puppies will reach their adult height and weight at the age of 3. At this point, a female Husky should be anywhere between 20 and 22 inches, with a weight of 35 to 50 pounds. The male Husky, on the other hand, will be slightly larger than their female counterparts and be as tall as 24 inches with a weight of 45 to 60 pounds. Some Huskies may weigh a bit more if they are taller.
A Husky puppy will grow rapidly throughout his first year. You can expect your Husky puppy to reach his adult height anywhere between one and one and a half years of age. On the other hand, your Husky won’t reach his actual adult weight until he is around 2, or even 3 years old.
That said, your Husky puppy will have reached his adult height and weight at no longer than 3 years old. At this point, he should have shed his puppy coat and have a nice, thick adult coat with guard hairs in place. At 3, the Husky is also able to reproduce.