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Old 06-21-2004, 10:23 AM
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Default Ready To Leave Litter?

When are pups ready to leave the litter? From what I know it's usually around 7-8 weeks but this guy who posted on my Chihuahua message board claims that everyone seems to be selling their pups at around 5 weeks of age. Is this common practice? The message thread in question is located at
in case anyone would like to answer this guy and set it straight.

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Old 06-21-2004, 10:35 AM
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I wouldn't be willing to buy a dog from anyone who would allow them to leave at such an early age. Wonder what other bad breeding habits he practices?
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Old 06-21-2004, 03:40 PM
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It is my thought that AKC requires they be at least 9 weeks old....not sure if I have that correct...but I DO feel 5 weeks is just tooooo young. I would be leary of that person.
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