Ready To Leave Litter?

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by emc, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. emc

    emc New Member

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    When are pups ready to leave the litter? From what I know it's usually around 7-8 weeks but this guy who posted on my Chihuahua message board claims that everyone seems to be selling their pups at around 5 weeks of age. Is this common practice? The message thread in question is located at
    http://s2.excoboard.com/exco/thread.php?forumid=20386&threadid=56421
    in case anyone would like to answer this guy and set it straight.

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    I wouldn't be willing to buy a dog from anyone who would allow them to leave at such an early age. Wonder what other bad breeding habits he practices?
     
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    It is my thought that AKC requires they be at least 9 weeks old....not sure if I have that correct...but I DO feel 5 weeks is just tooooo young. I would be leary of that person.
     

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