Thursday, June 18, 2009

Great Dane gets new tooth -- at age 13 months!

Princeton is happy to be growing MORE teeth

My Great Dane Princeton is STILL teething -- and he’s more than a year old! This week I felt his gums and he literally got a new tooth!

He’s had an empty space for a “premolar” on his lower left gum for months, but I thought it meant he was born without that tooth. But no, he’s just sloooooooow to develop.

Dog references say dogs are supposed to have all their teeth by the time they’re 6 or 7 months old. No wonder Princeton still acts like a baby and chews a lot -- he really is still a baby at almost 14 months old.

OK, he’s not as young as the photo above, which was taken when he was 5 months old and his “fangs” were still coming in. But it’s a good shot of the teeth of the our boy, nicknamed “Little Sharkey” as a puppy for obvious reasons.

3 comments:

Honey the Great Dane said...

Awww...what a cute photo!

How funny - I was the total opposite of you, Princeton - my humans kept waiting for me to start my terrible teething phase, as everyone had warned them - but nothing happened (other than my ears going funny for a bit around 5 months) and I just got all my adult teeth and never really chewed anything!!

They do say girls are faster than boys, though...! :-)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Anonymous said...

Look at that big boy, with his big old teeth :-) Sharkey coming!

Tucker said...

wow, you're still growing then!