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I would like to know how I can tell my dog's age. I pick up my dog about 4 months ago off the street. He happened to come to my house and decided to stay with us. So I have no idea how old he actually is.
If you can give me some idea on how to tell his age is very much appreciated.
Hi there Jack,
Thank you for your email regarding working out how to age a dog. This can be rather difficult, but with the aid of your local Veterinarian he or she should be able to help you roughly gauge how old he is. This will involve a careful inspection of his mouth and in particular, his teeth in order to gauge how many teeth have erupted and whether they are puppy or adult teeth. Then once they have erupted, their wear and tear can help. Your Veterinarian should also be able to advise on whether he has been neutered (although you should be able to work this out for yourself really!) and a thorough routine clinical examination will also help point out any other health problems or abnormalities he may have.
You should also be certain that this dog has no home before claiming him as your own. Getting your Vet to check for a microchip and any tattooing will help rule this out so you can be sure that you are not taking anyone's lost pet away from them. From gathering information on your dog's dentistry as well as assessing his size compared to the average for the breed and the dog's overall presentation and demeanor, your Veterinarian may be able to roughly guide you as to how old he may be, however there is never any exact way of knowing without previous history.
Best of luck with aging your dog and all the best in his training.
Daniel Stevens and the Secrets to Dog Training Team
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