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Old 05-11-2005, 11:08 PM
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Hello,
I would reccomend 8 weeks. I would ask her if you could wait 2 more weeks from the time you were normally gonna get him or her and tell her you heard it would be better to wait till 8 weeks and you want to do whats best for the puppy. Just hope she doesn't get mad. If it were me i wouldn't get mad i would be happy cause then i would know that you were gonna be a really good owner if cared so much to make sure 6 weeks wasn't to early. A lot of breeders around were i live wait 6 weeks to. We were gonna buy a beagle puppy (that was adorable) and he was from a breeded but he was gonna be 6 weeks and that was to early to take him from the mother.
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Old 05-12-2005, 10:10 AM
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Sounds like she not really a "breeder." If you have your heart set on this dog then get it, but you will just need to put a ton of work into proper socialization and training classes etc. to ensure a happy, social and well adjusted adult dog. Puppies really should be able to eat hard kibble by the time they come home. If your pup can't, then I would recommend you mositen the kibble until it becomes spongy and then mash it so it can be eaten easier. There is always canned food, but I have found that moistened hard kibble keeps their stool firmer...just an FYI. Good luck. I would also invest in a really good quality food to start this little one off. Visit http://naturapet.com to choose one!
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Old 05-12-2005, 10:33 AM
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With a pup that's taken from it's mom and littermates too early you're likely to run into problems with biting and nipping for quite awhile. Bite inhibition is something that they should be learning from mom in those last couple of weeks. It will also probably take longer to housetrain him than it normally would.

Please, please, tell me the parent dogs weren't littermates?
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Old 05-12-2005, 11:53 AM
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You are more likely to end up with behavioral problems. I know some who got her puppy at FIVE WEEKS OLD. At that age, the puppy should be with it's mother and littermates, enjoying it's mother's warm milk.
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Old 05-12-2005, 02:34 PM
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When looking into getting our new puppy, many of the breeders (reputable ones) did give the puppies to their new owners between 6 and 8 weeks old. You seem to really want this puppy and are willing to take good care of it. If you didn't take the puppy, the breeder would find someone else. In a way, with your willingness to do whatever you can for a 6 week old puppy, I would say the puppy is in good hands with you. Maybe you could give a call to your vet to see what you would need to do for such a young puppy. Please keep us updated. P.S. I do like the name Bambi.
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Old 05-12-2005, 04:33 PM
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thanku so much 4 ur comments..i dont know what to do?
i don't want him to be too young........
but the other new owners r coming to get its brothers and sisters the same day...i onno
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Old 05-12-2005, 09:31 PM
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It seems to me the "breeder" doesn't want to pay for the puppy shots/ worm tests etc. This also is a very important two week period , so the "breeder" needs to spend at least 20 minutes a day one on one with each puppy. See if the "breeder" will let you pay for the shots etc and keep the pup with it's mom 2 more weeks.....visit often to do interaction as obviously he/she want to get rid of litter. Buy the book " How to Raise A Puppy You Can live with " ....Rutherford and Neil.
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Old 05-13-2005, 10:10 AM
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k thanks
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:38 PM
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I think that you shouldn't get the puppy from there. Obviously the breeder doesn't really care about the pups and just wants o make some $. I think the puppy might be in bad condition, and is too young to be taken away from her mom. I suggest finding another puppy, even though this one IS adorable
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:29 PM
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I got my lab puppy at like a few days under 8 weeks. My hubby knew nothing about waiting until eight weeks when he picked her up from his friends house. I don't know if you guys think those few days would make a HUGE difference but I sure do. Even though I get her out around other dogs and people she is still a little scared of other dogs besides mine. She LOVES all people though, doesn't matter who you are or what you look like. She's getting a little better with other dogs though, she actually went up to the Yorkie (Bach) next door and sniffed him and let him sniff her. Usually she would run away and cower behind me or one of my dogs.
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