[/QUOTE]Originally posted by MomtwoMaltmuffins@Apr 26 2005, 11:51 PM
If you think 8.5 weeks is young, I was at the vets the other day $150 later - for Casper, LOL expensive gas! A couple came in and they said they had a maltese, they got her at 7 weeks!!!! Now that is too young!!!
I have heard that after 8 weeks the pups should be weaned from Mom, so maybe that is why alot of breeders are letting the pups go earlier than the 12 week. I think in Australia breeders are letting the pups go at 8 weeks?? Correct me if I am wrong.
When I was searching for a breeder last year I came across a "breeder" that lets her puppies got at 5/6 weeks!!! She claims the this mom stops feeding her pups at 4 weeks and that she like to keep them another week or two. I was so shocked. I practically ran out of there.