Last Updated on June 29, 2021 by admin
There is nothing more exciting than welcoming a bouncing ball of puppy fluff into your home. When you bring your Husky home for the first time, he or she will be around 8 weeks of age minimum. The breeder may prefer to keep the pups with their mother until 12 weeks of age.
Before you know it, your Husky will spring up before your very eyes like a mushroom! Blink and you will miss it, so take plenty of photos!
So how fast do huskies grow? Read on to find out.
How Long Do Huskies Grow For?
Birth To 2 Weeks:
When a Husky puppy is born, it will be tiny. From birth to two weeks of age, Husky puppies are deaf and blind and are so small that they can do little more than snuggle up to their mother to feed on her nutritious milk. This milk will give the tiny pups the best and healthiest start in life. It has everything they need at this stage of their life.
3 Weeks To 8 Weeks:
Husky puppies will change quite a lot in this phase. They will become more mobile, and their eyes and ears will open so that they can see and hear too. They will still be feeding on their mother’s milk. This will help them gain height and weight quite rapidly. They will start to walk now too.
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8 Weeks To 20 Weeks:
Your Husky puppy will most likely be with you in their forever home by now. Husky puppies will go from being roly-poly little balls of fluff that are quite uncoordinated to looking like a smaller version of their adult self. The weaning process occurs in the earlier part of this stage too, and they move onto solid foods to aid continued healthy growth.
3 Months To 6 Months:
Husky puppies will be settled into their forever homes by now (hopefully) and they will really be growing fast. They are now old enough to learn good manners. Start obedience training at this age while your Husky is still small enough to be able to handle. A full-grown and untrained Husky can be a nightmare! This is the perfect time to socialize your Husky with other people and dogs.
Your adolescent Husky will push the boundaries at this age. They are learning what is right and what isn’t. They need your guidance to know when they have crossed the line into bad behavior. Be kind yet firm in your training. Be consistent, and use rewards. Puppy school might be an option worth considering at this age.
If you are a worthy pack-leader, your dog will do its best to make you happy. Let them know what you expect from them. Dogs are much better at ‘reading’ humans than vice versa.
6 Months To 12 Months:
Your Husky will be fully grown by the age of 12 months in terms of height. By one year of age, a female Husky should stand anywhere from 20 to 22 inches (50 to 56 centimeters) at the shoulder. For males, this measurement at the shoulder is 21 to 24 inches (54 to 60 centimeters.)
Whilst exercise is important at this stage, do not overdo it. It actually harms a growing dog’s bone structure if it is exercised too hard at too young an age. Their bodies need to be fully developed before they can engage in strenuous physical activity.
Whilst a Husky is almost done growing physically, they are not yet mature mentally. They are still like teenagers at this age!
Keep them busy with lots of toys, respectful play, and two brisk walks per day that involves a trot.
Female Huskies can take up to 2 years to ‘fill out’ and attain their final weight. This can take male Huskies 3 years! Female Huskies should weigh 35 to 51 pounds (16 to 23 kilograms.) Male Huskies should weigh 44 to 60 pounds (20 to 27 kilograms).
When Do Huskies Stop Growing?
By the time your female Husky is 2 years old, she will be fully grown both height and weight-wise. Your male Husky will be fully grown for both height and weight by the time he is 3 years old.
You can check out a handy growth chart for both male and female Huskies from birth to 15 months old here.
Other Signs Of Husky Growth:
When the Husky puppy is born, its coat is soft and fluffy. As the dog grows to maturity, its coat will change.
By the age of around 10 months, your Husky puppy will be shedding its puppy coat, and its adult coat will have started to come through.
The adult coat is thicker and denser. Be sure to keep brushing your Husky through this phase to assist with the shedding process.
This coat-changing phase should be finished when the dog is around 12 to 24 months old.
All Husky puppies are born with blue eyes. Do not be surprised if your pup’s eye color has changed by 6 to 8 weeks of age. In rare cases, they may even change at the age of 6 months! The eyes may end up being brown or bi-colored or even multi-colored!
Husky Growth Recap:
- Your Husky puppy will start to grow from Day 1;
- They will go through various physical and mental changes up until the age of 2 to 3 years old;
- Obedience training, age-appropriate exercise, and socialization are important from the age of 3 months onwards;
- Male Huskies take longer to attain their full adult size than females, and they are the larger of the two genders;
- Check with your vet or breeder, or an online height and weight chart from a veritable source, if you have concerns about your Husky’s growth and maturation.
- Take lots of photos of your Husky when they are a puppy, as this phase will be over before you know it!