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When do beagles stop growing?

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Beagles are a medium to small sized dog. A beagle will stop growing at around 18 months of age. This is the age when bones, ligaments, cartilage and tissues stop growing. It is important to mention that for a beagle to reach its complete, healthy, growth they must be fed and exercised in the correct way.

How can I keep my beagle healthy as they grow?

To keep your beagle healthy, as they grow, you must offer a balanced healthy diet and daily exercise.

A beagle will need between 674 and 922 calories per day. Depending on their size and gender this calorie intake will differ. This calorie intake will give your beagle enough protein, fat, calcium and carbohydrates. However, it is important to be giving a beagle the correct food. Kibble and canned foods are the widely picked options, as it is affordable as well as offering your dog what it needs.

A beagle will on average need 1 to 2 hours of exercise per day. However this figure heavily depends on their weight, age and health. For example, a puppy will need a different amount of exercise when compared to a 9 year old beagle. To reach this 1 to 2 hours of exercise it can take the form of many methods such as: walking, running, frisby, etc.

Vaccinations are also important in helping a beagle grow up healthy. Vaccines will help against heartworms, rabies, ticks and fleas. It is recommended that your beagle is vaccinated against canine parvovirus, canine infectious hepatitis, distemper, leptospirosis, kennel cough and rabies.

Beagle’s weight and height charts

A graph showing a 13 inches and under beagle’s weight
A graph showing a 13-15 inch beagles weight

Do male and female beagles grow to different sizes?

Yes a male and female beagle will eventually reach different sizes. A male beagle will reach 13 inches or less, on average. Healthy male beagles will reach a weight just below 20 pounds. A female beagle will reach around 12 inches tall on average. A healthy female beagle will reach around 18 pounds.

How big will a beagle be when 2 weeks old?

A beagle at 2 weeks old will on average be 1 pound. At this age the puppy has not yet opened their eyes and their teeth will not have begun developing.

How big will a beagle be when 3 weeks old?

At three weeks old your beagle will not have grown much, if not at all. Their hearing and vision will start to develop at this age.

How big will a beagle be when 4 weeks old?

At 4 weeks old a beagle will start to develop more rapidly. At this age they will start walking and being more active.

How big will a beagle be when 6 weeks old?

At 6 weeks old a beagle will weigh around 3.5 to 4 pounds.

How big will a beagle be at 8 weeks old?

A beagle at 8 weeks old will be around the mark of 3.5 to 6 pounds. This is the age where a beagle will start to need nutrition as they do not need their mothers milk. It is suggested that at this age they receive around 375 calories a day.

How big will a beagle be at 16 weeks old?

At this age your beagle will weigh around 8 to 12 pounds. A beagle will start to be able to control their bowels and bladder at this age. Although still a puppy, they should have some training at this point.

How big will a beagle be at 6 months old?

Growth will start to slow down at this point with them being around 10 to 15 pounds. It is important to trade out their puppy food at this age to help keep them at a healthy weight. Training should also continue at this age.

How big will a beagle be at 18 months old?

You should expect an 18 month old beagle to be around 18 to 24 pounds. At this age they are an adult and their bones, ligaments, cartilage and tissues have stopped growing.

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