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hello all, im new to the forum And have a quick question. my name is Drew by the way for all of you single women lol. seriously, i got my new pup last month from a young lady and he was about the size of NFL football and his ears were still pointed up and not drooping yet. She told me the pups were 2months old. at first i believed her but then i started to compare my pup to other APBT pups which were the same age and noticed a big difference in size and thickness. (I know all dogs vary in size and weight) But the parents of him were a nice size. The father was a year old and was the height of a Doberman and the body of a APBT. The mother was a little bit bigger the standard size of APBT. So now im wonderingif my pup is actually 3 months old or maybe younger. Is there any way of finding out the exact age of ur dog or an great estimate?

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He was not the runt of the litter either he stood out the most.
 

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Good answer.

Also consider that different pups even within the same litter can grow to different sizes and at different rates. I just met two pit pups (brother and sister from the same litter). The brother is about 3X as big as the sister and they are the same age.
 

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I currently have a 6-week-old pit bull pup in my care. We thought he might have been 5 weeks old when we got him 2 weeks ago, but we realized that he was a little bit younger than that, probably 4 weeks old. augrad sent me a link to this wonderful site about caring for orphaned puppies that describes the development of puppies that should help you figure out how old your puppy was when you got it: http://www.sheltermedicine.com/portal/is_puppies_orphans.shtml If you're interested, I can post pictures of my foster at 4 weeks and at 6 weeks so you can get an idea of size/development.

P.S. Welcome to the forum!
 

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could you please post your pictures that woud help me out alot! also his baby teeth have not fallen out yet ... not that i have seen. dont they fall out at a certain age?
 

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Here is my foster at about 4 1/2 weeks old:


And a couple days shy of 6 weeks old:


Notice how his tiny his ears were compared to his head when he was 4 weeks old. It isn't until about the 6th week or so that they start looking goofy and too big for their heads. :) He's starting to lose his puppy "fuzz", too.

My female, Bella, started losing her puppy teeth when she was 12 weeks old, but the typical age is about 4 months of age.

Here is the growth of Bella, who came from larger parents than my foster did:

3 weeks:


6 1/2 weeks:


8 weeks:
 
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