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When should we bring him home?

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The breeder that we are getting our puppy from says that we can pick him up either the weekend before or the weekend after he's 8 weeks old.

Is 7.5 weeks too early to bring him home? Would we be better off waiting until he's 8.5 weeks instead (I know most of his brothers are leaving at 7.5)

Any advice appreciated.....
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Most people say 8 weeks, but a lot of people think as young as 7 weeks is okay. I think it depends on the dog. I took my puppy home at 7 weeks, and I really, really wish I had waited until 8. She was terribly nervous the first 2 weeks at home. The first week all she would do is burrow into pillows and hide! She's also very timid around dogs, and I often wonder if an extra week with her littermates wouldn't have helped.

Anyhow, 7.5 weeks probably isn't going to make or break your dog, and neither is 8.5 weeks. I would take your puppy home when the time is best for you.

Congrats! :)
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