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Buying a new puppy is a great thing to do. However, once you get your bundle of joy home, you may not realize they are going to grow and get huge quickly. Since this is possible, here are some of the reasons why you should know exactly how large the dog is going to get that you have just purchased.
1. The dogs can easily outgrow your home if you get a large breed or giant breed dog for your smaller home. When this happens, you will either have to adapt to picking items up all the time or getting rid of the dog that you have grown attached to and love.
2. Amount of food these dogs eat is larger then what you are used to having to feed a smaller dog. So you can expect to have a higher food bill then what you are thinking you would have because large breed dogs can often eat a fifty pound bag of food in a week to two weeks.
When you are buying a new puppy you may not think about how large the dogs are going to get when they get older. However, this is one of the main things you need to think about. Once you find out about the size of the adult dog, you can make a choice on if the dog breed is proper for you or not.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|