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5 Puppies Who Look Nothing Like Their Adult Version

Puppies change constantly as they’re growing up, but sometimes the changes are more dramatic than others. Here’s a list of some breeds that look nothing like their adult versions when they start out as pups!

#1 – Shetland Sheepdog Puppy

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Before the thick double coat grows in, the Sheltie puppy looks more inclined to play than to herd.

Shetland Sheepdog Adult

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This herding breed as an adult, stands between 13-16 inches tall and can weigh as much as 30 pounds.

#2 – Great Dane Puppy

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Before developing a graceful body or droopy mouth, the Great Dane puppy will be all legs and feet.

Great Dane Adult

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In adulthood the Great Dane stands anywhere from 28 -35 inches and may weigh between 100-200 pounds.

#3 – Irish Wolfhound Puppy

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Irish Wolfhound puppies are gangly bundles of curious energy.

Irish Wolfhound Adult

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The more laid back adults get to be between 28-35 inches and weigh anywhere from 100-200 pounds.

#4 – Komondor Puppy

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Before the decision of cording the coat is made, a Komondor puppy is downy white and looks nothing like their adult counterpart.

Komondor Adult

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Komondor adult looks like a giant mop, weighing upwards to 125 pounds.

#5 – Standard Schnauzer Puppy

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Lacking the infamous Schnauzer beard and eyebrows, the puppy appears young and inquisitive.

Standard Schnauzer Adult

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As an adult, a standard Schnauzer doesn’t lose their boundless energy and maintains a healthy weight of 30-45 pounds.

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Written by Renee Moen
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