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      Puppy age - In weeks or months?

      When referring to the age of a puppy...do you go by weeks or months?

      For example:

      If a puppy was born on September 13th and it is now January 31st...is this puppy 20 weeks old (which would equal 5 months) or is he 41/2 months old?

      I hope I'm not too confusing. I'm just curious how breeders look at this when referring to age.

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      DH and I discussed this a lot when trying to figure out when Stormy was 4 months old for the weight challenge (double the weight at 4 months). I leaned toward 16 weeks, he voted for a birth day match. Very curious to hear others' thoughts!
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      I am also very curious! I hope others will chime in!

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      I typically start talking in months around 6 months.

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      One of my neighbors, owners of poodles, kind of made fun of me when I said Henry was about 16 weeks old. He said, "Oh, you're still measuring in weeks". Yeah. For our 4 month weight, I used his 4 month birthday, November 14, on which date he was actually 17 1/2 weeks old. His breeder wished us a happy 6 month birthday on January 14 even though he'd hit 26 weeks 2 days earlier.

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      I counted weeks until about 6 months. However, we still weigh Lido weekly, even though he's now 8 months old.

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      For his breeder's records and to keep the health guarantee I had to weigh Oban every other week till he was one year old. So counting weekly came naturally. But once he hit six months I did tend to think of his age in months.

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      I go to months at about 4 months old, sounds weird to me to say 20 weeks or whatever. Kinda like 4 months is the end of little baby stage so weeks arent necessary anymore

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      I tend to make the switch at 3 months. I associate 12 weeks with puppy shots and then just automatically think in months. That said, I still think of Dan in fractions of years (now: two months shy of 10). I must prefer some degree of precision. (maybe because Sunnie's age is so imprecise)
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      Quote Originally Posted by SunDance View Post
      That said, I still think of Dan in fractions of years (now: two months shy of 10).
      How is that possible? I remember when he was born so that means I've been hanging out on here for quite a while!

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