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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.


Asked by Member 1165977 on Apr 19th 2013 Tagged age, litter, mates, six in Other Puppies
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Dozer

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? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer