How Long to feed puppy food?

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Zoey, Shellie & Griffin

Natural & Loving- it!
Barked: Wed Feb 6, '13 4:10pm PST 
My sister just got an Irish Wolfhound puppy. What age will she want to switch her off of Large Breed Puppy Food and onto adult food? Since they aren't mature till they are several years old does she wait until the pup is 2 years old to switch to adult food?

Barked: Wed Feb 6, '13 5:23pm PST 
Nutro has a large breed formula for dogs that are 6 months old to the age of two. Thus would give the dog everything they need to grow without feeding puppy food

Turd Burglar
Barked: Wed Feb 6, '13 11:41pm PST 
I would wait until the pup is finished around 2 years of age.

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Barked: Thu Feb 7, '13 10:29pm PST 
Your puppy's transition to adult food should begin when he approaches adult height. His breed type will also help determine when to switch. As your puppy is a wolfhound and that is a large breed of dog, you may want to wait until she's around 12-24 months old.

Large and giant breed dogs, those weighing more than 50 pounds when fully grown, might not be ready to switch to an adult food until they're 12 to 24 months old.
Bam-Bam, CGC

Lil' Rubble
Barked: Fri Feb 8, '13 5:26am PST 
Usually around 18 mos is okay, but 2 years isn't going to hurt as long as she's cognizant of the amount of weight the dog is putting on and doesn't end up accidentally beefing him up smile