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8 week old pups? Your thoughts?

1586 Views 19 Replies 17 Participants Last post by  rosemaryninja
I see lots of people posting about bringing their pups home at 8 weeks of age or earlier in some cases.

I just wanted to see what everyones' opinions are about this. Personally, I don't feel like pups should leave the litter earlier than 10 weeks if possible. Ijust feel there are so many less health and behavioural problems this way. Sure you miss a little bit of the "tiny puppy stage" but to me it has been totally worth it.

What about everyone else?
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I definitely think pups shouldn't leave their mom and littermates until at least 8 weeks. They learn such valuable lessons in those last few weeks. In fact it's illegal in some states to sell a puppy younger than that...
I think the puppy and the mother dog should not be separated until it's 1 year old. Just to stay the puppy healthy.
That's an interesting point of view...why do you think that the pup would be healthier if it stayed with it's mother for a year?
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