I have a 6 week old Jindo/husky and it just left it's litter 2 days ago. is it too young to leave its litter?
on Aug 12th 2011
in Separation Anxiety
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But I think you already knew that.
Depending on the state you live in, you and the dog owner may be breaking the law. Many states prohibit even a free puppy from being taken from it's litter until 8 weeks old. All states require a puppy to be 8 weeks before they can be sold.
Pepper answered on 8/12/11. Helpful? / 0
No I have always got my pups at 6 weeks they have always done fine.
snickers answered on 8/13/11. Helpful? / 0
AS a breeder NONE of mine leave their littermates and mom until 8 weeks minimum... toy breeds stay even longer.
These two weeks are a critical period in the pups development. This is when they learn bladder and bowel control, how to interact with other dogs and, especially, bite inhibition. With these breeds, learning bite inhibition can often make the difference between a dog that makes it in a pet home and one that gets given up for biting issues.
If your dog's breeder is nearby I would strongly suggest you return him for this critical puppy socialization period and give him these next two weeks!
Toto, CD, RN, CGC answered on 8/13/11. Helpful? / 0
I agree with Toto except for one caveat- if the breeder's home is abusive, neglectful, or unsafe/unsanitary, I would get the pup out of there as soon as possible. Two more weeks of that is not beneficial by any stretch.
If you have an older dog who can show puppy the ropes, are willing to spend LOTS of time and effort on bite inhibition, and sign up for a puppy socialization class (also called "puppy kindergarten"; lots of places offer it) I think your puppy will turn out okay. But don't just leave it to chance.
Bruno CGC answered on 8/13/11. Helpful? / 0
the dog has to be at lease 8 weeks old to leave is family the last weeks are used for meadical reasons and/or assesing the dog or cat to see its vitals like good with cats good with children good with dogs and the all importent SPAY AND NUTORE SURDRY if you got a dog without beaing newterd then that shows a breeder that was just looking for an easey buck
Stumpy answered on 8/13/11. Helpful? / 0
And a breeder isn't bad if they sell you an eight-week-old puppy that isn't neutered. The only people I know who do that are rescue groups and some animal shelters.
Many consider eight weeks too young for neutering, and with large breeds some believe in letting the dog fully develop and grow before getting him neutered. However, a good breeder will often have a spay/neuter contract stating that if the dog isn't altered (neutered) already you must have him altered by a certain date.
Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 8/14/11. Helpful? / 0
You are right on the edge of being to young. Some dogs are more independent at that age, while others still need their mother. I think 8 weeks is the best time to get a dog myself. The two extra weeks can make a big difference.
Ikan answered on 8/18/11. Helpful? / 0
Yes, most breeders wont let them go from 8-12 weeks.
Cosette answered on 12/27/11. Helpful? / 0