Question by  arveen (6)

When can you take puppies away from the mother dog?

My dog had puppies three weeks ago, I would like to sell them but want to know when.


Answer by  bmacavid (85)

General consensus says that puppies should be with their mother dog for at least 45 days, not just because they need to breastfeed but because their mother sets all the rules the puppy will need to turn into a submissive, socially skilled dog, which will result in a naturally balanced dog without phobias, obsessions or fears.


Answer by  my5dogs2cats (113)

Puppies shouldn't leave their mother until they are 8 weeks of age. They'll be weaned by the time they're six weeks, but need the extra two weeks with their dam and littermates to ensure they don't have temperament issues as they mature.


Answer by  guilmo (118)

After 2 months, but it is advisable to wait 3 months. You have to wean very gradually and is spread over 3 weeks.


Answer by  diva25 (4016)

I would say about 6-8 weeks is a good time. I would be careful about taking them away before 6 weeks, they will not be mature enough before than to leave their mother.

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