Dogs reach full physical maturity from puppy to adult at 2 years of age across all breeds. However, their mental maturity can vary based on factors such as breed, type of breeding (solitary or socialized with other dogs), and level of training by the owner.
Each stage of a dog’s development requires specific care and attention. For instance, it is recommended to switch from puppy food to adult food after the puppy reaches 6 months of age, although this timeline can be adjusted based on the puppy’s overall health condition. It’s important to note that puppy food is typically more calorie-dense, so if the feeding period is extended with puppy food, close monitoring of weight gain is necessary.