View Full Version : When will a cavalier reach their adult size?
13th January 2010, 06:06 AM
I've heard online that their height and general size is reached by the age of one but they will "fill out" more after that, such as their coat and get more muscular. Just wondering what your experiences are? Thanks!
13th January 2010, 10:57 AM
They generally reach their maximum height by about 71/2 months, but they do indeed fill out after that, and of course the coat comes in. Also the head changes and matures for a while after that, in some lines finishing as late as age 2 1/2. Coat takes about 2 to 2 1/2 years.
Adult weight is about 15 to 18 months.
Hope that helps.
13th January 2010, 12:22 PM
I think your estimate of 2 to 2 1/2 is correct from my experience.
13th January 2010, 06:55 PM
Nicki wrote: the head changes and matures for a while after that, in some lines finishing as late as age 2 1/2.
Looking at young rubies at shows, it seems to me they mature more slowly than the other colours; they stay gangly puppies for a long time. Certainly my Oliver had real changes to his head (cheeks and muzzle rather than skull) at 4 - unfortunately not for the better, he'd done quite well at shows before then!
Kate, Oliver and Aled
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