Broholmer puppies go through a lot of behavioral development stages and physical development stages. To understand their each development stages you need to keep a close eye on their growth.
Here are some information about Broholmer’s growth stages which will help you to understand the behavior and physical changes of your newborn furry puppies.
Neonatal Stage – 0 to 2 Weeks
The newborn Broholmer puppies are born deaf, blind and toothless. They cannot stimuli human sensation until the end of two weeks. However, the first sense they feel is when their mother licks them to clean.
The puppies will stay close to their mother and littermates to regulate body temperature. Therefore, puppies separated from their littermates are likely to die due to hypothermia-low body temperature.
In addition, newborn Broholmer will need milk every two hours.
Transitional Stage – 2 to 4 Weeks
Transitional stage is an interesting stage as your furry little Broholmer go through a lot of physical and behavior changes. The puppies can now see, hear and sense for the first time.
These little Broholmer will try to expand their vocals with grunts, whines and bark. By the end of third week, puppies may even try to escape the whelping box trying to follow their mother.
Around the fourth week, Broholmer puppies will start to explore the surrounding. Furthermore, the puppies will spend their time away from their sleeping area.
Socialization Stage – 4 to 12 Weeks
This is the golden period to socialize your Broholmer puppy with other dogs and animals. By the fifth week, the puppies will be more aware of the surrounding and people living in it.
As they grow older, Broholmer puppies will start to enjoy playtime with both humans and dogs. In addition, it is the perfect stage to build bond between you and your Broholmer.
When the puppies reach the age of 8 weeks old, you can start basic training at home or even send them to puppy training classes. Moreover, Broholmer puppies will face ‘fear period’ during these weeks. Treat them with extra care and motivate them.
Ranking Stage – 3 to 6 Months
Ranking stage can also be called as ‘elementary school age’. During these period, Broholmer puppies are mostly affected by their playmates – both dogs and people. Broholmer puppies are now smarter than you think, they can now differentiate between dominance and submission.
It is the time, where you should send them to puppy school for advance obedient trainings. Broholmer puppies are highly affected by the behavior you show them. If you love them, you will get the same behavior in return. However, if you don’t have a strong bond with your pup then Broholmer knows how to dominate their owners.
Furthermore, Broholmer puppies will go through chewing phase where they will need chewing stuff to chew on. In addition, by the end of twelfth week your Broholmer puppies will start losing their puppy face.
Adolescence Stage – 6 to 18 Months
Your Broholmer puppies are no more puppies, they will reach two-third of their adult weight. Now, they will start losing their baby teeth and will have 42 of his adult teeth.
As they grow much older, you can expect your Broholmer to challenge you. They may show behaviors such as, dominating and stubborn. However, proper training and motivation will help them to keep their best behavior.
Many of the Broholmer will start showing some sexual behavior. If you want to neuter or spay your dog, then you can start form this age.
When Should You Vaccinate Your Broholmer?
|6 to 8 Weeks||Distemper, parvovirus|
|10 to 12 Weeks||DHPP (vaccines for distemper, adenovirus (hepatitis), parinfluenza, and parvovirus)|
|16 to 18 Weeks||DHPP, rabies|
|Every 1 to 2 Years||DHPP|
|Every 1 to 3 Years||Rabies (as required by law)|
How Much Does Puppy Vaccination Cost?
Puppy vaccination usually cost between $75 – $100.
Which Diseases Does Vaccine Protect Against?
Puppy vaccination will help Broholmer to fight against the following diseases :
- Canine distemper
- Canine parvovirus
- Kennel cough
All in all, now that you are fully aware of the behavior and physical changes of Broholmer, it is more necessary for you to understand their needs and to deal with specific behaviors.
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