my youngin had his first dentist apt at 3 1/2 years old, at which point the vet took out 4 caps that didn't shed on their own yet (ouch jaggity edges) and pulled his monsterous wolf teeth. Sometimes they are tiny, sometimes they are huge. He said they were the biggest ones he's seen in ages. No wonder he was so mouthy. Till that point the vet just checked on him when she was there for vaccines and said he had a good mouth with no concerns. He was going into more serious training at that point, and it made for a much happier camper!