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Q: Age to buy puppy?

August 28, 2009 | By BrittanyA | 8 answers | Expired: 1775 days ago

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JerZgirl
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Sep 01, 2009

No puppy left my house before they were 10 weeks old. People think that getting a puppy at 6 weeks makes them bond more to their owners when in fact the puppy is missing out on critical socialization periods with mom and siblings. Only in a life or death situation should a pup be removed that young.

Case in point: In puppy class there was a beagle pup who was bought at 6 weeks old and there is my puppy.

My puppy needed very little bite inihibition training-she rarely mouthed. Mom and siblings at 8-9 weeks taught them. Beagle puppy left scars on his owners arms and legs (that and the owners really didnt know how to handle a puppy).

I wouldnt buy a puppy that young nor would I expect a breeder to sell me a puppy that young.

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jessie
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Aug 31, 2009

at least 8 weeks and better yet 12 weeks, the pup at 6 weeks is still to young to leave it's mom, this breeder is just in it for the money, look else where

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Nelson M.
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Aug 30, 2009

Your breeder is not reputable. No self respecting breeder will release a pup at 6 weeks.

If it is a pet shop, you are buying a puppy mill dog and may experience problems with the animal's health.

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bianca n.
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Aug 29, 2009

The best time to buy a puppy is at 8 weeks. it is at the right age to adapt to a new surrounding. and be away from its mother. i saw a couple with a 5 week old puppy they just bought and it did not look well.. it was not ready.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Aug 29, 2009

The puppy should be at the very least 8 weeks old. Two weeks will fly by for you, but it will mean the world for the well being of your puppy.

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Ches21
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Aug 28, 2009

Try and take her back first thing and see if her mother will take her back before you leave if she won't then she needs somebody else to raise her. If they will not take her back keep her and try and raise her yourself if that won't work then look online for a dog that you could use as a foster mom for the pup.

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Sheltervt
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Aug 28, 2009

Puppies neet to stay with mama and littermates for AT LEAST eight weeks for proper socialization. Reputable breeders will not send pups to their new homes earlier than that. I'd take another hard look at the breeder you are patronizing.

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Ethel02
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Aug 28, 2009

Your pup sold e about 8 wks old, I hope you have called your Vet & made an appt. no animal has ever bee in here that hasn't ben to the Vet the same week, total exam & any meds needed they will tell you, they can also help with feeding instructions, right now I would say puppy food, warm water added to make it a little mushy & add a bit of wet food, get the best you can afford, holistic is the best, no fillers, read you labels caerfully.

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