Puppy Development: Key Milestones

Here you can see a timeline of your puppy's development and what to expect at key ages of their growth.

Puppy Development: From birth to adolescence

Scientific research proves that growing puppies have different nutritional needs to adult dogs. To give your puppy the best start towards a long and healthy life, it’s important to provide them with a diet that’s specifically designed for puppies throughout the growth phase. The length of this phase will depend on the size of the dog with smaller breed puppies maturing much more quickly than larger breeds.

Early socialisation and training experiences leave a positive, lasting impression on a puppy and helps him to develop into a well-mannered adult dog. The development of puppies can be divided into five distinct stages:

Click on a stage to find out more

  • 1 - The Neonatal Period
  • 2 - The Transitional Period
  • 3 - The Socialisation Period
  • 4 - The Juvenile Period
  • 5 - Adolescence

These developmental periods are followed by adulthood.



THESE PERIODS ARE FOLLOWED BY ADULTHOOD

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