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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2005, 01:54 PM
Chrisanne
 
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3-4 weeks is wayyyy to young. Like Melissa said, 8 weeks is best.

The reasoning is it gives them a chance to get fully weaned plus in the 6-8 week age range they learn their "life skills" from mom and the siblings.

Puppies that stay with mom and litter mates until they are at least 8 weeks of age generally have better temperments and are just all around more healthy (mind and body).

I have never met a responsible breeder that would let a puppy go at 3-4 weeks old. If they were willing to do so, I would question their ethics. In some states it is even illegal to sell a puppy earlier than 8 weeks.
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