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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

When does a Papillon, Phalene reach adult size? Papillon - Phalene- Physical Development

  • 12-16 weeks:
Your  puppies motor skills and senses are well developed at this age. He is full of energy and mischief, but to relieve you, he needs still a lot of naps within between. His bladder control is also improving.
Make sure to check his bite often. His adult teeth  are coming in, the puppy teeth may not always fall out, and they should.
Best: have your vet check it out.
  • 4-6 Months:
This is the major growth period of your Papillon. He will have lost all his puppy hair, he will look somewhat out of proportions, he is clumsy, with a short attention span...you will worry if this is the right dog you bought.
Be patient, it will be all over soon, and your puppy will grow up to be a wonderful little guy, with a lots of beauty!!

  • 6-12 Months:
Consider him as a teenager!
His hormones are kicking in, he will still grow a little, and he wants to be very active.
It is very important to exercise him at this age. It is the period of final development.
  • 9-12 Months:
He is full grown now, but still may act a lot like a puppy. His hormones are at peak, males will lift their legs urinating by now, if not castrated.