At What Age Do Huskies Stop Growing?

If you get a Husky from a pup, you might be surprised how quickly they grow. When I got my Husky, I started to wonder if he would ever stop growing. I did some research on what age they stop growing, and this is what I found.

So, at what age do Huskies stop growing? Huskies typically stop growing in height after 18 months. However, they will continue to get bigger, stronger, and heavier until they are about 3. During this time they will go through many physical and mental transformations.

Huskies will grow and mature over a comparatively short period of time and reach adulthood around 2. The first couple of years are the most important when it comes to the health and personality of your Husky.

When Do They Stop Growing?

Huskies grow a lot over the course of their first years, but this growing in height should come to a halt after the first year to year and a half.

The full-grown height of a Siberian Husky, the height that your pup should be approaching when they are nearing the end of their huge growth spurt is 20 – 22 inches for a female and 21 – 24 inches for a male.

Even though they have stopped growing in terms of height, it is not until 2 or even 3 years of age that your Husky will be at the steady and regular weight for an adult. Sorry folks, this still means that your pup will be eating like the growing little guy he is.

The average adult weight that your Husky will reach is 35 – 50 lbs for a female and 44 – 60 lbs for a male. The taller your Husky is, the more he or she will weigh.

This weight should be a healthy type of weight, more of a filling out. It’s kind of when a lengthy teenage boy gets out of his growth period and starts to get a little bit more muscle instead of looking like a string green bean.

You don’t want your female Husky to weigh much more than 50 lbs and males should not go over 60 as a general rule. Of course, regular visits with your vet will give you more information on your dog specifically.

Age (in Months)Male Husky Female Husky
317 – 24 lbs14 – 20 lbs
423 – 31 lbs18 – 26 lbs
528 – 37 lbs23 – 33 lbs
633 – 43 lbs27 – 37 lbs
736 – 48 lbs28 – 41 lbs
839 – 51 lbs31 – 44 lbs
940 – 54 lbs33 – 46 lbs
1042 – 56 lbs34 – 47 lbs
1143 – 57 lbs34 – 48 lbs
1244 – 58 lbs35 – 49 lbs
1344 – 58 lbs35 – 50 lbs
1444 – 58 lbs35 – 50 lbs
1544 – 59 lbs35 – 51 lbs
1645 – 60 lbs35 – 51 lbs

Information gathered from BelPatt

The chart above shows us that some dogs get to the proper weight earlier than others. This chart shows the average weight of Huskies.

Some Huskies might grow faster than others, just like people do but there are some things that you can do to help your Husky grow up healthily and happily.

How to Help Your Husky Grow

Feeding your pup will help them grow to be strong and healthy.

You don’t want to overfeed your Husky. Overfeeding can lead to things like obesity and back problems.

Make sure you buy food that has meat and little to no filler. Meat is going to be the best thing for your dog while the filler is going to help your dog pack on weight with not as much nutrition.

Good food can also help things like growing a healthy and thick coat. Food that is not good for your Husky can cause things like bald patches or itchy skin.

It’s really the same thing for humans. The better things that you put in our bodies will make us grow big and strong. Apply the same rules to your Husky. If anything, feed your Husky better than you feed yourself.  

Getting exercise will help your Husky grow strong. They will go through a ton of food so making sure they are using all that energy and building muscle will help them to get the muscle they are meant to have.

Running around and being active will also help with attitude problems and overall will improve the mental state of your Husky.

You will literally watch your Husky grow right before your eyes, and if you do it the right way, you will have a perfect, healthy buddy.

Growing at Different Developmental Stages

As you are watching your pup transform into an adult dog, there are some things to know.

During the growing process, your dog will consume a lot of food. However, in different areas, they will need slightly different things, and one of the best ways to get to know those needs is to know what is going on.

Mental growth is equally, if not more important than physical growth, so it’s important to know how to help them grow in these areas too.

Newborns

If you get a puppy that is considered to be a newborn (0-8 weeks old) then you probably own the mother too.

Puppies who are newborns aren’t really allowed to be sold. So, if you have the mother, then you can help the newborns by helping her.

Puppies need milk from mom. They will start to wiggle and move about, open eyes. It’s important for their health that you make sure they are getting enough milk and that they are safe. Just keep a watchful eye out.

To keep the puppies healthy, make sure they are with their mothers until they are at least 8 weeks old. Getting separated early can stunt growth and lead to some serious problems.

8 – 20 Weeks

Mentally, puppies at this age are super curious. They start to socialize, and it is so important to them. To help your Husky develop mentally, let them explore and learn to overcome fear. Try not to coddle them too much.

As they start to grow, make sure they get a lot of food. They will have a lot of energy so let them run and play. Let them also play with some other dogs, to eliminate aggression between dogs later in life.

Puppyhood

This is a big period of time when these Huskies will grow. They will grow so much over just a couple of months, so get them the right amount of food and water. Start training them at this age for behavior problems.

Between 3 – 6 months is a great time to start training. Personality traits only get stronger at this time. Teach tricks, do things to give them some mental stimulation to help them develop mental capacity.

Nearing Adulthood

Growing will slow down around 6 months, and as the year mark comes to a close, they will be close to the height they will be for the rest of their lives.

Continue to give them food to help them become strong and fill out the way they are meant to.

Around 2 is where your Husky will reach intellectual and emotional maturity. Training before this age is going to be the easiest way to go.

Interactions and regular feedings will help your Husky develop in a great way. If you are training a Husky for anything specific, as a sled dog or working dog, it is important to start early and to give them a lot of exercise and food.

Related Questions:

How long does it take for a Husky to be fully grown? It takes 18 months for a Husky to reach full height and about 3 years for a Husky to be filled out and weigh the amount of an adult. It is also around 3 years that a Husky can reproduce.

How big is a fully grown Husky? A full grown male Husky is 21-24 inches tall and 45 – 60 lbs. A full grown female Husky is slightly smaller, 20 – 22 inches tall and weighs between 35 – 50 lbs.

Noelle Carter

I love animals of all kinds! I grew up with the most beautiful German Shepherd/Husky mix. Ever since then, I have been obsessed with dogs and have owned a lot of different breeds. I want to help spread my love and knowledge about animals around to others through my writing!

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