what brand? Tractor supply sells a lot of dog food brands.
'To take just two examples, a 2014 study by researcher Rebecca Sargisson found that one of the key factors predisposing dogs to separation anxiety is having been separated from their litter before 60 days of age.2 In a 2011 study exploring whether early separation resulted in behavioral problems in dogs, Pierantoni, Albertini, and Pirrone compared adult dogs who were separated from their dam and littermates and adopted between the ages of 30 and 40 days with adult dogs that had been taken from the litter for adoption at two months. They found, “The odds of displaying destructiveness, excessive barking, fearfulness on walks, reactivity to noises, toy possessiveness, food possessiveness and attention-seeking were significantly greater for the dogs that had been removed from the litter earlier during the socialisation period.”
Yes his ears are perfectly normal. They should start standing soon, but may go through a weird up and down thing for a while.
It is illegal in some states to sell a puppy younger than eight weeks, but even in places where is isn't, letting them stay with mom and their littermates until they are eight, or even twelve weeks is always a good idea, because they learn important social interactions at that age.
If by CKC, you mean the Continental Kennel Club, they won't do anything. They were set up as an "industry" registry for pet shops, commercial breeders, and others as a way to get around AKC rules concerning Limited Registration and DNA requirements for Frequently Used Sires. They will register anything that barks, including "designer" mixed breeds and purebreds of completely unknown ancestry.
I don't know if it's and camera angle or what, but in your photo, he looks way more than just 10 pounds... I thought it was a Malamute puppy at first.
If by "Tractor Supply food", you mean their 4Health brand, it's not a bad food for the price.
Okay, he looks more "six week old Siberian puppy" sized in that picture.
Has he been to the vet yet? Yes, young puppies sleep a lot, but they shouldn't sleep "all the time". His should have spurts of crazy active time, and then crash and sleep like a rock until his batteries are recharged, and be ready to be crazy active again.
All husky puppies start with floppy ears. In general, it's very rare for purebred huskies to not have standing ears by the time they're done teething at the very latest (7-8 months), and usually you'll see the ears popping up and down before and during the teething process. If the breeder knows their lines well, they may be able to tell you when their dogs tend to have their ears stand, based on the parents, grandparents, previous litters, etc. Very rarely, a husky will have floppy or oddly shaped ears due to poor breeding or damaged ear cartilage. The first you can't do anything about at this point, and the second is just a matter of making sure your puppy is fed a nutritious, puppy-appropriate diet and you or other dogs don't rough up the ears too much.
Six week old puppies do have extra challenges, especially on top of having a high-energy, independent breed. Make sure you're getting him out to experience the world as much as possible (while staying safe in this pandemic, of course) to help make up for the experience he's missing by being with his mom and littermates another couple weeks.
His ears will stand up eventually. It may take a couple of months. At six months when he is teething they might get floppy again. He looks like a normal Husky Puppy to me. What did you name him? He is very cute!!!
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