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Yes, he is a Standard!! He is 8 weeks and 10lbs!! I dont know if that is big or right on target?? Cant wait to smell his puppy breath!
 

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When are you picking him up? I remember how excited I was to get T off the plane, and that day the plane was delayed twice by about 4 hours I was beside myself!
 

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I am going to get him Friday, but he has to stay with a friend for a week because he is going to be a present for my 6yr old daughter. My friend is going to be sick of me because I am going to be over there all the time and he will be at our house every moment my kids are gone or at school. It is going to be a hard week before he is actually at home with us! Do you guys think this plan is going to be too hard on him? I plan on a few of our clothes items to be wiyh him while he is there.
 

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Personally I wouldn't only because the first few nights away from mum and siblings can be hard and I would want him with me. Plus the first few weeks are very formative for toilet training and training in general which I would want to be doing straight away and not leaving it up to someone else. If you feel you really can't take him home I would be leaving him with the breeder and his mum for another week.
 

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I agree...maybe Santa could drop him off early,so he could spend Christmas with you?
If it is not possible,I would leave him with the breeder the extra week.
8 weeks is the minimum age for leaving the bitch,so staying a bit longer would be beneficial for him.
 

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He is really cute. Doesn't he have brown siblings? If so - I've looked at this group a few times on different sites. (Wishing for the brown female :) )
Congrats!
 

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He is really cute. Doesn't he have brown siblings? If so - I've looked at this group a few times on different sites. (Wishing for the brown female :) )
Congrats!

He has a brown sister and a black brother. The brown is VERY pretty!!


My husband and I agreed that we will have Santa drop him off that night. Is it ok that we are gettiing him now? He was born Oct 19th.:dontknow:
 

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He is adorable! Love the brown! Congrats on your new poo. =]

It should be fine to get him now, I am pretty sure Oct. 19th makes him 9 weeks? They are supposed to stay with their mother till they are 8 weeks or so I am told?
 

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Yep...8 weeks old is a good time to take home a puppy. Congrats again and I can't wait to hear your daughters response to her new puppy. Yea!!
 

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WE left Gabie and CAssie with the breeder until Christmas too. But I know you want to surprise your little girl! what a wonderful present!
 

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Ginger was only 6 weeks old when we got her - I think she was too young to leave her mother. It was tramatic for her. Might be why she had fear issues at once.
 

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I agree he is adorable! I think if he were a toy that 8 weeks might be too soon, maybe even 9 weeks...BUT he is a nice sized standard puppy so I think he will be just fine to bring him home at 9 weeks. I also agree that all the back and forth between another home and his permanent home would be very confusing for him.

Leaving him with his siblings and mother to learn a bit of puppy manners might be a great idea. I know holding him from your daughter is hard...but probably better then just confusing him for a week!

It will all be worth it when she sees him! :high5:
 
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