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When Does a Poodle Stop Growing?

Poodle sitting in a grassy field

On average, poodles stop growing at the age of 6-18 months. Poodles come in different sizes (standard, miniature, and toy) so the exact age can vary a little. Smaller poodles grow rapidly, racing to full height and weight far quicker than a standard poodle. Keep reading to know the exact age (according to size) at which your poodle will stop growing.

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When Does a Standard Poodle Stop Growing?

Standard poodles stop growing when they reach the age of 18-24 months. They grow quickly (in terms of height) in the first 6 months. After that, the vertical growth will be reduced as your pooch will start to fill out. This means that your standard poodle will gain some weight so that they don’t look skinny. This phase of rapid weight gain will go on for about 6 months. A fully-grown standard poodle will be 21-27 inches tall from the shoulder and will weigh about 45-70 pounds.

When Does a Miniature Poodle Stop Growing?

Miniature poodle standing on a wooden pier

Miniature poodles take about 7-12 months to stop growing. They reach their full height in around 6-7 months but will continue to fill out and gain weight. A fully-grown miniature poodle will be 10-15 inches tall from the shoulder and will weigh about 10-15 pounds.

When Does a Toy Poodle Stop Growing?

Brown toy poodle sitting on a white bed.

Toy poodles are the smallest among the three main versions of poodles. They usually stop growing at about 6-7 months when they reach their full height. However, some of them may continue to fill out and gain weight in the next couple of months. A fully-grown toy poodle will not grow more than 10 inches tall and will weigh between 6 and 9 pounds.

Growth Milestones for poodles

The following tables will give you a comprehensive analysis of the growth milestones for poodles.

 StandardMiniatureToy
Age(inches)(inches)(inches)
4 weeks8-105.5-74-5
8 weeks12-138-8.56
12 weeks14-1610-10.57
16 weeks18-1911-11.58
24 weeks21-2313-13.510
Table for height

NOTE: Standard poodles continue to grow after 24 weeks and can reach 24-27 inches when they are fully grown (18-24 months).

 StandardMiniatureToy
Age(pounds)(pounds)(pounds)
4 weeks4-54-61-3
8 weeks7-102-31.5-4
16 weeks10-224-62.5-6
24 weeks23-306-93-8
48 weeks (1 year)35-559-134-9
2 years45-7010-15 
Table for weight

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