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Cool When is the best time for a pup to leave mom??

Hi my name is Kim and I am a new member as of yesterday. I have been so excited reading the different question and the various responses. Many of the questions that I have.

I will be getting my pup at 8wks of age but I have read so many views on a pup leaving mom this early. What are the views of the forum??

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6 weeks is too early and I thought legally, they had to wait till they were at least 8 weeks to separate them from their mothers. I got two of mine at 9 weeks and one much older. There are too many lessons yet to learn from mom and siblings at 6 weeks old.

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wow... that is really, really young. I think most breeders make you wait until they are 10 weeks old. Some prefer 12 weeks. The more time they spend with mom, the better socialized they seem. I don't think the puppy gets its first shots until 8 weeks. If possible, I would wait.

Anyway, onto more exciting stuff... do you have pictures? Where is he coming from? We will need all of the details.

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I'm sorry I miscounted..he will be 8 weeks but I have read he should be 10-12 wks. Im very excited but I want him to get as much knowledge from his mom and siblings as possible. He is coming to Az from Florida in April. No pics yet....
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I'm sorry I miscounted..he will be 8 weeks but I have read he should be 10-12 wks. Im very excited but I want him to get as much knowledge from his mom and siblings as possible. He is coming to Az from Florida in April. No pics yet....
Some say they go through a fear stage at 8 weeks, so I'd prefer to have it be 9 or 10. I know you're anxious to get your little baby but I promise you, the time will be here before you know it. Just shop to keep busy.

Is there a photo of him anywhere online?

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His photo is on my profile pic.. I have started shopping. I have already bought his carrier and collar off line last week. His items are piling up in my closet. My kids just laugh at me. I am a empty nester so he is my new baby!!!!
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His photo is on my profile pic.. I have started shopping. I have already bought his carrier and collar off line last week. His items are piling up in my closet. My kids just laugh at me. I am a empty nester so he is my new baby!!!!
We brought Augie home at a little over 8 wks. He did great and is a very well adjusted dog.

You are an empty nester, huh? So were we. Just a little 'heads up'. Bringing Augie home was like bringing home a new human infant! I wasn't quite prepared for that and it was a bit of a shock the first few days. About three weeks into it, I wondered what the heck I had done to my life. That lasted about 2-3 hours. Now I can't imagine life without the little character.

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Lily was 8 weeks too and she adjusted really well. I had met her and spent time with her three times prior to bringing her home though.

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we got Tillie at 14 weeks.. which could be considered "old" but it was PERFECT for us, being 1st time dog owners... at 8 weeks they really ARE babies ... and be careful about that 8-9 week fear period. WELCOME to the board!!

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