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post #11 of 18 Old 08-26-2008, 01:24 PM
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She's only 5 wks old? Aren't puppies normally sold 8 wks and older? I know that in the state of MN it's against the law (punishable by a misdemeanor) to sell/give away puppies or kittens before they are the age of 8 wks.

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post #12 of 18 Old 08-26-2008, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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She's 6 wks. Now, and no puppies here go at 6 wks. Old because
Their teeth are usually in and they began eating solid foods
rather than suckling. When I posted this thread she was 5 wks.
Andstill staying at my grandpa's, now she is living with me as of yesterday.

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post #13 of 18 Old 08-26-2008, 02:25 PM
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I have to agree with Moxie. Six weeks seems awful young especially considering she has no teeth. It seems strange that a reputable breeder would hand over a puppy that young with no teeth. I belong to a dog forum and if you're still concerned about her teeth, with your permission I will ask about them...or lack thereof. I guarantee there will be lots of responses that may be helpful.

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I have to agree with Moxie. Six weeks seems awful young especially considering she has no teeth. It seems strange that a reputable breeder would hand over a puppy that young with no teeth. I belong to a dog forum and if you're still concerned about her teeth, with your permission I will ask about them...or lack thereof. I guarantee there will be lots of responses that may be helpful.
Yeah, well they are all ready to go, we let them go here at six
Weeks of age, and though it may seem young almost everyone
I know of lets them go at that age, I see it all the time in the
classifieds around here. Also, I am one of the breeders, my dog
Is the stud.

Also her teeth are coming in, I noticed one coming out of the
Gums and others I believe are trying to come in as well! I am
Careful thoughand feed her only soft canned food as of now.

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post #15 of 18 Old 08-26-2008, 02:34 PM
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I have to agree with Moxie. Six weeks seems awful young especially considering she has no teeth. It seems strange that a reputable breeder would hand over a puppy that young with no teeth. I belong to a dog forum and if you're still concerned about her teeth, with your permission I will ask about them...or lack thereof. I guarantee there will be lots of responses that may be helpful.
Speaking of teeth... at what age do they stop teething? Mine will be a year next week... is he done?

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post #16 of 18 Old 08-26-2008, 02:36 PM
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Also her teeth are coming in, I noticed one coming out of the
Gums and others I believe are trying to come in as well!
Oh, that's good! Okay, I'll shut up now.

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post #17 of 18 Old 08-26-2008, 03:15 PM
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I have to agree with Moxie. Six weeks seems awful young especially considering she has no teeth. It seems strange that a reputable breeder would hand over a puppy that young with no teeth. I belong to a dog forum and if you're still concerned about her teeth, with your permission I will ask about them...or lack thereof. I guarantee there will be lots of responses that may be helpful.
Well I'd be concerned with not only the teeth not being already in, but the psychological effects of being taken away so early. I thought it was that puppies learn how to behave and act like puppies in the early stages of life, taking them away so early might result in a pushy, naughty puppy?

Of course I'm not a breeder. My lab had an oopps litter about 18mos ago, and we waited until 8+ weeks before we let any of the pups go, just because we wanted them to be 'schooled', if you will, in puppyhood.

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Also her teeth are coming in, I noticed one coming out of the
Gums and others I believe are trying to come in as well!
Oh, that's good! Okay, I'll shut up now.
Yep! Aww, you don't have to shut up, you were trying to help out,
And I greatly appreciate it!

Moxie, we took our dog "Chunk," home when he was only 5 wks.
Due to having teeth and eating solids, and he is the happiest
Playful dog you've ever seen, no aggressiveness or pushy
behavior towards humans or other dogs. But I guess all dogs
Could turn out different.

Also, Maddie is going back on regular visits to see her mom
And get wormed soon.

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