When Do American Pocket Bullies Stop Growing? [Size & Weight Chart]
American Pocket Bullies are a popular breed in the United States. They are a cross between American Pitbull Terriers and American Staffordshires.
As a new or potential parent of an American Pocket Bully puppy, you need to know when your dog will stop growing in order to ensure that you will reach its full potential and grow at a healthy normal rate.
So, when do American Pocket Bullies stop growing? American Pocket Bullies stop growing when they reach 1 or 2 years of age. Once they’re fully grown, they will weigh around 30-60 pounds and their height will be at 13-17 inches. Their growth rate mainly depends on the dog’s genetics as well as their diet.
Keep reading to learn more about the difference between the main classes of the American Bully breed, the average size for pocket bullies when they are fully grown, and the factors that might affect their growth rate.
What Are the Main Classes of American Bullies?
The American Bully breed is classified based on its size into three main classes which are standard, pocket, and XL.
These classes come at different costs because each of them demands a specific kind of care related to their body mass.
The Standard American Bully
Standard American Bullies are medium-sized dogs. They have a compact bulky muscular build, with a heavy bone structure and a blocky head
The males stand at 17 to 20 inches in height, while the females stand at 16 to 19 inches.
The Pocket American Bully
Pocket American Bullies are classified by their adult height.
They are an amendment to Standard American Bullies as they are simply a shorter version of them. They have the same muscular bulky build and blocky head but with a slightly lighter bone structure.
The males stand at 14 to 17 inches in height, while the females stand at 13 to 16 inches.
The XL American Bully
XL American Bullies are also classified by their adult height.
They are also an amendment to Standard American Bullies as they are a taller version of them with the same muscular bulky build and blocky head.
The males stand at 20 to 30 inches in height, while the females 19 to 22 inches.
You can learn more about the bully classes in this guide to the merle bully where I discuss each of them in more detail (along with the prices of each).
At What Age Do American Pocket Bullies Become Fully Grown?
American Pocket Bullies are considered adults at 1 year of age. However, their bodies might still continue to develop and grow until they’re 2 years of age.
Once their body is at full growth, their weight will typically range between 30 and 60 pounds, and their height will stand at 14 to 17 inches for the males, and at 13 to 16 inches for the females.
It’s usually a good sign that your dog is growing at a healthy rate if its weight is proportional to its body frame.
Take a look at the following chart to learn the average weight and height of Pocket bullies at different stages of their lives:
|Age||3 months||6 months||1-2 years|
|Weight||10 – 25 lbs||25 – 55 lbs||30 – 60 lbs|
|Height||8 – 10 inches||10 – 15 inches||13 – 18 inches|
What Are the Factors That Affect a Pocket Bully’s Growth Rate?
You might be concerned about how fast your pocket bully is growing or whether its size is considered healthy compared to other dogs of the same age. So, you need to understand that the growth rate of any dog breed mainly depends on the dog’s several factors.
The main factor that affects the growth rate of American Pocket Bullies is simply the dog’s genetics.
Dogs get their genetic makeup from the dogs in their pedigree which includes parents, grandparents, etc. That genetic makeup will determine whether your dog will grow at a faster or slower pace compared to others. It will also determine the size and weight your dog will reach once it’s fully grown.
Another factor that affects the growth rate of American Pocket Bullies is the dog’s diet.
The number of calories your dog consumes will always have a big effect on how fast it grows and the size it can reach on full growth. So, if your dog is not eating enough calories, it’s more likely to end up growing at a slower pace and reach a smaller size compared to other dogs of the same age.
The quality of the calories your dog consumes also matters, especially at the early stages of the dog’s life. So, you need to make sure your dog is regularly eating balanced meals that contain all the necessary nutrients
How Many Calories Do Pocket Bullies Need to Eat?
Pocket Bullies need to eat around 300 calories per every pound of their body weight when they’re between 6 and 8 months old. The number of calories will decrease as the dog gets older, so when your pocket bully is 1 year or older, it will only need 200 calories for every pound of its body weight.
What Is the Average Lifespan of Pocket Bullies?
The average lifespan of an American pocket bully is between 11 and 13 years, depending on the living conditions provided for the dog. In order to prolong the lifespan of your dog, you need to take good care of it by providing it with regular exercise, a healthy diet, and most importantly affection.
Are Pocket Bullies Legal to Own?
Pocket bullies are legal to own in all 50 states. However, in some states, you might be required to obtain a dog license. The license of the American bully breed costs around $35-$45 on average and it must be renewed once a year or once every few years.
When Is It Best to Start Training Pocket Bullies?
It is best to Start Training Pocket Bullies when they’re at a young age. During that time, they will respond more effectively to discipline methods and you will establish a healthier and stronger bond with the dog. If your dog is older, training it might be more difficult but not impossible
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