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  • Writer's pictureDoggie Etiquette

Did You Know These Puppy Facts?

  • Puppies are born blind, deaf, and toothless, but able to smell.

  • Puppies begin developing permanent teeth around the 12-week mark.

  • Puppies’ eyes and ears begin to open at 10 to 16 days of age.

  • Puppies spend on average 14 hours of every day sleeping.

  • The growth rate of puppies varies widely, depending on the size of the dog. Birth weights can multiply more than tenfold within the first 7 to 8 weeks.

  • Puppies go through several developmental stages early in life: neonatal (0-2 weeks), transitional (2-4 weeks), socialization (3-12 weeks), and adolescence (6-18 months).

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