Question: At What Age Should You Get A Puppy?

Eight weeks

Is it better to get a puppy at 8 weeks or 12 weeks?

If you are planning to get a young puppy, it will likely be around 8-12 weeks old. Puppies between 8-12 weeks old are coming out of their infancy and learning about their environments. They require a lot of attention and care.

Is 12 weeks too old to get a puppy?

12 weeks is usually the normal age for dogs to be sent home from the breeder. Owners also sometimes return puppies to the breeder if they were not a good match. Of course, puppies may likely be older than 12 weeks if you go to a shelter.

Can a puppy leave its mother at 6 weeks old?

This is because physically, puppies can leave their mothers even at 6 weeks old since at this age, they are already weaned and are getting used to solid food. However, it is at this stage that they are adjusting to solid food, which means they have to be protected from stress as much as possible.