Is it OK for a pup to leave it's mother at 6 weeks if he has no litter mates?
We are getting a new puppy and the 'breeder' said the puppy can leave it's mother at 6 weeks old. We wanted to wait until he was 8 weeks old but he has no litter mates and is already fully weaned. Is there still a lot for him to learn from his mother between 6-8 weeks? Or is it mostly about learning from the litter mates? I'm also concerned if we ask him to stay for the extra 2 weeks he wont get the attention he would get at our house. She said the mother has already lost interest.
on Apr 19th 2013
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I would go ahead & take the pup but make sure to socialize it after it has had it's vaccinations. Puppies learn a lot from each other during those 2 weeks. Since this pup has no litter mates, it will pry be better off in your family.
Dozer answered on 5/18/13. Helpful? / 0