Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Depends on the dog to me. I've seen some baby puppies that were so loose and/or so cow hocked, no way I would buy one. Yes, puppies grow and go through weird spurts, but I need to like what I see at 8 weeks. I feel like at that age, you actually can get a good idea of what you're going to get, in overall structure, angles, looseness/dryness of the ligaments and movement, bite/teeth. I don't really like to judge a puppy too harshly after 8 weeks until later on, but if I'm buying a pup from a breeder at that age, I would not take one if I already was hoping the puppy would grow out of this or that.