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Adult dogs

The onset of adulthood differs varies by breed, but two years of age is about average, give or take a year. Exactly when your dog's senior citizen card becomes valid varies as well---usually at around age six for bigger dogs and 10 for smaller dogs. (As a rule, small dogs mature faster and experience longer adulthoods; they simply have a greater lifespan.)

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