Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Between learning extra puppy manners, including bite inhibition, and avoiding strange new circumstances during the fear period (8-10 weeks old), I prefer to keep them here until they are 10 weeks old.
9 weeks is OK with the right circumstances, but I think 10 weeks is much better.
I still have two puppies here that are almost 12 weeks old and I see them blossoming and comprehending so much more these last two weeks that it amazes me. I'm not necessarily advocating keeping them with the breeder for that long, but the way their mom interacts with them and the way they interact with each other shows that they've changed so much.