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I picked Libby, our dachshund, up at 8 weeks. I picked Baxter up between 12 and 16 weeks. Baxter was harder to socialize. Libby has really been a dream (except for her barking). I have no idea how much of that had to do with age and how much with the different personalities of the dogs. Both puppies were kept with their littermates and were loved and taken care of. I don't know that, in either situation, "special" efforts were made at socialization -- I think, in Baxter's case, it was a bit more difficult for the family. So, I just don't have a clear answer. I've read "experts" on both sides.