I think 8 weeks is fine for a Standard or Mini. I do know that many good Toy breeders will keep their puppies until 12 weeks.
The fact that the breeder would allow puppies to leave before 8 weeks should be a BIG RED FLAG. In most states this is illegal but putting that aside, it is in the best interests of the puppies to stay with Mom and siblings for those last 2 weeks. They learn so much about bite inhibition and correct doggie socialization.I talked with the breeder and she says I can bring him home when I feel comfortable, some puppies are leaving the home at 6 weeks, which means two more weeks after that. She says Ivan is one of the largest puppies in the litter and that he's very playful.
I totally understand what you are saying. I don't know how it is in America but here in Iceland it is against the law to place puppies before they are 8 week old.Not sure where everyone is getting eight weeks I allways thought 7 weeks was the sweet spot and that is what I have done. .
Florida law is 8 weeks also.In the state of CA it is illegal to sell puppies and kittens under 8 weeks. Some states have lemon laws like this for puppies and cats.
We got Enzo at about 15 weeks ?