We all know how adorable a Siberian Husky can get, and they become even more adorable as they grow bigger. But when do Huskies stop growing and how big can they become when they turn to full-grown adults? While they won’t be giants we can’t handle, they can get quite huge so it’s best to know what to expect!
While there’s no exact measurement, there are ways on how to tell how big a Husky can get and when they stop growing. If you want to learn more about their growth, read on as I show you all about it!
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When Do Huskies Stop Growing?
Let’s first learn all about the standard biggest height they can reach.
- Male huskies are usually around 21 to 24 inches tall (53 to 60 centimeters) and weigh about 45 to 60 pounds (20 to 27 kilograms).
- Female huskies are usually around 20 to 22 inches tall (51 to 56 centimeters) and weigh about 35 to 50 pounds (16 to 23 kilograms).
That was according to the American Kennel Club. However, there are some dogs which exceed this, and they might end up growing even larger, though this might be a sign of obesity.
But then again, there are various breeds of the Husky, such as the Alaskan Klee Klai, which are Siberian Huskies that can either be toy-sized, miniature, or standard-sized! This is a rare and developing breed though, so we’re sticking with the AKC standard in this article.
So, when do Huskies stop growing exactly?
This one depends on a variety of factors, such as:
- The specific Husky breed (yes, there are different types of Huskies!) and gender
- The types of dog food they consume
- Whether they suffer from a genetic or certain disease which stops their growth and development at an early age
But in general, Huskies would reach the complete size when they reach 18 months old. It will take two to three years until they stop filling out weight-wise, though! Husky puppies would reach the adult height when they’re a year old, filling out once they reach their second year.
For male huskies, it would take around three years for them to completely grow and develop, weighing 60 pounds max. As for females, it takes them about two to three years or less than a male, reaching only up to 50 pounds max.
As for their emotional and mental maturity, they would reach their complete growth by the time they’re two years old. This is why you need to ensure that they’re well-taken cared for and trained for healthier personalities as they reach the adult stage.
The Development of a Siberian Husky
What’s the exact development of a Husky anyway? Let’s delve deeper into how huskies grow and their exact measurements during certain stages.
When huskies are born, their eyes are completely shut closed, only opening once they reach two to four weeks old. This is the period when Huskies develop individual personalities as well. While you might think it’s time to begin training as early as possible, it’s best to keep them with their mom until they turn two months old.
Once your Husky puppy turns three months old, this is the time you can begin training him. They’re intelligent dogs, so it’s best to have a strict program at a young age so they grow into it as they age. If you’re not able to train them properly or don’t show dominance, then they become stubborn and don’t listen!
At this age, they also begin to lose their baby teeth and make way for permanent ones. They will also grow at a fast rate at this age, so watch out for their growth during these months!
When your Husky reaches six months old, they’re already adults! But like mentioned, your Husky will continue to grow in size until they’re two to three years old. Their growth just slows down once they reach this age, growing in full size depending on the factors mentioned above.
Furthermore, they also develop their adult mentality when they’re around two years old. Again, training is required and should be continued even at this age to keep up with their adult personality. If taken cared for well, your Husky will certainly live for a long time!
Do you want to learn more about the Husky growing up? Here’s a video on their full development:
Wrapping It Up
Siberian Huskies are known to be big dogs, but still, have that playful attitude at heart. Learning all about their growth and development helps us monitor their health and has them enjoy life without the risks. Once you’re familiar with how big they can get and when they stop growing, you can begin learning more about how to keep maintaining their good health for long life.
I hope that this article answered your question on, “when do Huskies stop growing?” Continue to learn more about your Siberian Husky today!