10 dog that look completely different as a puppy than as an adult

Szénási Szimonetta

2023. June 17 - Photos: Getty Images Hungary; YouTube

Dogs change a lot as they grow up, but this 10 transformation are incredibles!


Here are 10 dog breeds that look like stuffed animals when they are puppies, but grow up to be huge and stately or elegant adults.

1.) Briard

This sheperd from Brie as adult dogs they can barely see out from under their wavy bangs. But when they’re young, they’re real open-eyed puppies, not nearly as shaggy as their parents. Between 7 and 18 months of age, however, they lose a good part of their puppy coat, only to grow two layers of new fur.

2.) Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan terriers also wear two layers of fur coats, which are accompanied by a pair of thick fur boots. But they were much better combed as puppies, until 9 months of age, when their soft baby hairs fall away.

3.) Bearded Collie

Bearded Collies are also a group of dogs with a more furry coat. Some say they have the blood of Hungarian shepherd dogs in their veins. Babies first start to change their physical shape at 6-8 weeks of age, and then again at 1 year of age, when they undergo a drastic change. They reach their final form at around 3 years of age.

The picture shows the huge transformation of the Bearded Collie is going through.

4.) Bergamasco Sheepdog

Bergamasco Sheepdog give a rather limp impression as adults due to their stringy coat. But the special fur coat, made up of three different coats, has a serious function: it protects them not only from the cold and the elements, but also from predators. This Italian dog breed, on the other hand, is quite a tame dog when it is a puppy, most reminiscent of the German Shepherd. It takes a long time to reach its final form, around the age of 5-6.

5.) Saluki

This ancient breed of dog is known for its elegant, rabbit-like build and long furry ears. But at her young age, she’s rather small and stocky, a really charming creature.

6.) Otterhound

The thickly browed, bearded Otterhounds are very rare dogs. In the world less than 1000 copies are registered
of it. The puppies do not yet have the characteristic bushes on their fur, they only appear later.

The difference couldn’t be more striking: it’s as if mum and babies are two different species / Photo: YouTube

7.) Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdogs bodies are covered with shaggy fur, but the little ones have only a slightly curly coat. They reach adult form at around 1 year of age and grow to 3 years of age.

8.) Puli

If you haven’t seen a puppy before, you may be very surprised, because there is no sign of them of the characteristic braided coat. Instead, they look like fluffy, soft, cuddly toys. They also take a long time to grow a full coat, about 5 years.

9.) Shetland Sheepdog

The long, straight-haired Shetland Sheepdogs are most like Collies. As a small one, long hairs, perhaps even tufts, are the only sign of a future respectable coat.

10.) Great Dane

It’s not just furries that go through huge changes: the Great Dane, a robust, muscular breed, is a real sweetheart as a puppy. Looking at him, you’d have no idea what an impressive beast he’s soon to become?

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