Dangers of stunted or accelerated growth
Pitbull puppies stunted due to malnutrition can catch up quickly when put on a proper diet with no ill effects. However, accelerated growth can lead to a lifetime of pain in the form of hip dysplasia.
Pitbulls usually stop growing around 12 to 18 months of age, and they shouldn’t get any taller after this age. As for their mature weight, that can take up to 3 years to reach.
Stage Two: 3 to 7 Weeks Old Pitbull
Pitbull puppies at this stage grow rapidly, both physically and emotionally. They will learn acceptable behavior from their littermates and mother.
Socialization can begin at this point but be careful not to alarm your puppy because phobias develop easily at this age.
Gentle handling is appropriate at this age. By 7 weeks old, your Pittie should be eating solids, running, vocalizing, and learning how to wag his tail.
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It is crucial to let them play as much as they can to get rid of all that pent up energy. The great thing, however, is that as pit bulls grow older, they become less hyperactive. Furthermore, at around 12 months to 18 months, you will start to see your dog’s becoming calmer.
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