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How old should be a puppy before you can take him home?

ANSWER.  Puppies are weaned at around 6 weeks, but until about 12 weeks of age they can still learn a lot from the litter mates and from mother. The generally excepted age is 8 weeks in most states. We suggest you wait as long as you can up to 12 weeks. 

The last weeks (from 6 weeks to 8 weeks and after) makes a HUGE difference in the way the puppy is able to deal with people and other dogs. This is the time when they are learning everything they need to know from litter mates and from mom. If they play to hard or to rough, the other pups will let it know. Mom will also teach the pups how to behave correctly. Separating the puppies any earlier than 8 weeks usually results in behavior problems like biting, jumping, barking and other things.


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