Names of dogs: Oreo born 16 Dec 2012, Fifi 1998-2012
Poodle Type: Miniature Poodle
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
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Best puppy age opinions please.
Aloha all! Noodle comes home for his first vist next Wednesday for a few hours. He will then come every week for a bit until he is 9-10 weeks old and comes home for good.
My question is: at what age did you bring your puppy home to live with you and do you think it would have help him or her stay with the mom for a shorter or longer time?
I am fine with Noodle staying with his mom until 9-10 weeks like his breeder wants. My vet suggested 6 weeks to come home. Other people have said 8 weeks and one website even said 10-12 weeks.
Noodle is the smallest one in his litter so I think 9-10 weeks is great for him with short outings to my house in between for extra lovings. I am going to take him to the vet next Wed when he is visiting for a health checkup from my vet. (I want to get him pet insurance.)
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I think toys are a little more delicate than the larger poos and 10 weeks, or longer, is good as long as they are being socialized with humans at the breeder's home (not shut up in kennels) It's kinda neat you get to take him for visits! I've never heard of that being done! I bet you're on pins & needles waiting.......happy happy happy!
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I got my toy and 8 weeks and MAN did I regret it. She almost died from hypoglycemia. I definitely should have asked the breeder to keep her till 10 or 11 weeks. Toys are just so different from the bigger dogs.
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I have only had my mini for a week, and Shadow was 12 weeks old, when I bought him... He's is well behaved most of the time, bite inhibition is excellent, he's not afraid of people or other dogs, he doesn't mess in his crate, he hasn't cried at night, he's a dream to brush and comb, just stands quietly on the table, till I'm finished... I'm so happy to have gotten a poodle older than the norm.
The biggest problem I have is potty training... He'll hold it in his crate, but when I'm home, he just goes where ever, even though I take him outside every hour or so...
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