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07-08-2014 08:51 PM
Pioneer53
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Originally Posted by RiverDan View Post
Not to hijack your thread, but my concern is similar.

We are in the process of getting a new boy. I would like to being him home at 9 weeks. I read a lot of how GSDs really benefit from an extra week. Also I will have two weeks vacation at his 9th week.
Is this a good idea?
We have had a couple at that age, he will be fine, especially with the 2 week vacation to get him off to a good start!
07-08-2014 07:24 PM
RiverDan Not to hijack your thread, but my concern is similar.

We are in the process of getting a new boy. I would like to being him home at 9 weeks. I read a lot of how GSDs really benefit from an extra week. Also I will have two weeks vacation at his 9th week.
Is this a good idea?
07-08-2014 03:06 AM
Declan Thanks for your input, Warpwr!
07-08-2014 01:18 AM
warpwr Maybelline was abandoned in my daughter-in-laws front yard at maybe 4-5 weeks old. She's most likely a res-dog being found within a 1/4 mile of an Indian reservation.
Zazzle is a bred dog and we got her at 4 months old.

Maybelline gave us the least "puppy" problems of any of our dogs ever and I'd say Zazzle is pretty easy as well.
Both ends of the spectrum.

Seems to me seven weeks is fine. I think here, California, is an 8-week state.
07-08-2014 12:42 AM
Declan This makes me feel a lot better, thanks. We raised a wolfdog puppy from about 4 weeks and didn't have any problems with his bite inhibition, though he was a resource guarder (good luck finding one that's not though). So I'm not worried about us, just the dog!
07-07-2014 11:42 PM
alexg One week makes a difference?
07-07-2014 10:01 PM
Moriah I brought my puppy home @ 9 weeks because the litter wasn't broken up until 8.5 weeks. My trainer said that 7 weeks was a better time.
07-07-2014 09:46 PM
Declan Thanks.

I didn't even think to check that, Jax. It's legal here. No laws whatsoever regarding the matter, unfortunately... I guess you could even sell someone a newborn.
07-07-2014 09:46 PM
Jax08 It's illegal in most states to send them home prior to 8 weeks. However, one of the best dogs I've ever had was brought home at 49 days.
07-07-2014 09:45 PM
AnyaGSD I read several books that said day 49 is best. We were told 8 weeks, but the vet gave the all clear at 7 weeks and we couldn't resist. As long as you are prepared for the pup it should be fine.
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