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Physical Characteristics

Dog Physical Characteristics Guide: Information about the physical make up of a dog.


Puppy Growth & Maturation

Dogs stop growing at different times depending on their breed’s body size. Giant breeds of dogs mature much later than small breed dogs. For large and giant breeds, growth may continue for another 6 to 12 months at a much slower pace than during the main growth phase between birth and 1 year of age.Puppies of different ages grow at different rates within the breed. Early growth, between birth and sexual maturity, is much faster

A Puppy's Nose

In the absence of other symptoms, the nose is a sensitive barometer of the nasal sweat gland activity, and a dry nose can indicate that a puppy is not in an active sweating phase.Dogs have sweat glands only on their nose and footpads, so the cooling system of dogs also requires panting to help dissipate excess internal heat. If a puppy is sweating, its nose will feel cold and wet. If you feel its pads,

Preventing Your Dog from Slobbering

Dogs have a number of endearing habits that make us fall head over heels in love with them, but unfortunately slobbering and drooling are one of those common doggy habits that are not so endearing. Slobbering, and excessive drooling, can be messy and a bit embarrassing when company or guests are accidentally slimed. If you have an aversion to slobbering and excessive drooling, here are a few things you can do to help prevent this


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