German Shepherd Growth Stages
If you are having a German Shepherd dog as a pet, or this is your first time, I think this information might be useful for you. Also, if you are a new breeder or someone who just wants to do research, this information below about German Shepherd Growth Stages will be added to your knowledge and making sure not to take the wrong step for whatever you want to do.
The German Shepherd Growth Stages can be breakdown to 7 stages.
- First stage – Newborn.
After the pup immediately born ( 0 weeks) it is considered to a newborn.
- Second stage – Neonatal.
At the age of 2 weeks, the puppy will take a lot of sleeping and only awake for milk from the mother. This stage is important as it builds an antibody, muscles, and motoric sensor or co-ordination.
- Third stage – Transitional.
At the age of 2-4 weeks, the puppy will develop their sense, such as ear raising, nose; smelling anything, sound, and other senses.
- Fourth stage – Socialisation.
The puppy will develop a social skill with other living environments, this stage at the age of 4-8 weeks.
- Fifth stage – Training and Bonding.
At the age of 8 weeks to 6 months, the puppy will continue to grow and develop their characteristic by actively having a social with humans, other animals, and the environment.
- Sixth stage – Adolescent.
A puppy can be count as in transition to be an adult dog in the age range 8 weeks to 2-3 years, this stage will release hormones from the puppy or dogs if it’s male they will always try to mark their territories by peeing on anything.
- Seventh stage – Adult.
At the age of 3 years, the puppy is changing as an adult dog. They will grow and develop fully mentally, physically and sexually.
There you go, the German Shepherd Growth Stages, I hope this short information can be useful for you or others.