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6 week old puppy

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
my mum and nan are going to look at a 6 week old yorkshire terrier puppy tonight however they have been told they are ready to go now as they are eating proper food etc.
I think its a bit young i thought they shouldn leave till earliest 8 wks
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Why dont you research on the computer for sure? Sounds abit young, but maybe they are not registered breeders? make sure you see both parents to see their condition. Good luck
#2
I don't know anything if they ready or not to leave,however when you go along,if your happy to have 1 them,ask if you can pay and collect in 2wks if you feel better that way.If not,you just look elsewhere I guess.
#3
I'd say 8 weeks atleast
But 6 weeks wont be that much of a problem for mum or pup...
#4
Mum2Connor&Cerys
I don't know anything if they ready or not to leave,however when you go along,if your happy to have 1 them,ask if you can pay and collect in 2wks if you feel better that way.If not,you just look elsewhere I guess.


my nan dosnt want to wait she wants one now she has been looking for ages in southampton area and these just came up this morning
#5
supposed to be 8 weeks, aka when they are fully weaned and on dry foods.
I had mine at 7 weeks as the mother became ill.
Just make sure you look at the mother/dad if possible and see how they are with them.
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We have just gone through the process of getting a new puppy! When we were looking around we found that generally 8 weeks is the usual time for them to leave their mother although we did speak to a breeder (Kennel Club accredited) who said that as her dog only had a litter of 2 puppies that they were growing much faster than normal and that they would be ready earlier than usual. I suppose if it is a small litter this may be true. As has been said before take a good look at the parents and ask about any medical certificates to say the parents have been tested for any hereditary diseases common to Yorkshire Terriers. We have recently lost our beloved Bedlington Terrier to Copper Toxicosis which we had never heard of but is apparently common in the breed, needless to say our new puppy has had all the tests!

Just found this online:
Health and Longevity
Yorkies are generally hardy and healthy and long-lived. Like many Toy breeds however, there is some incidence of heriditary/congenital disease in the form of patella luxation, open fontanellas, Perthe's disease and a smaller incidence of elongated soft palate and a tendency to collapsed trachea. * However, conscientious breeders only breed from sound, selected stock, and do their best to eliminate these defects. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that one buy only from a reputable breeder, and never purchase a puppy from a pet shop or 'puppy mill'. Wherever possible one should see the puppy in the home where it was bred, and view its parents, or at least its mother. A reputable breeder will offer constant support and assistance throughout the dog's life. To purchase a puppy from an unreliable source may invite future heartbreak (and huge vet's bills).
* NB: The BVA/KC who conduct health screening schemes for inherited are now advising that Yorkies should undergo eye tests for PRA and late onset HC. These conditionas are under investigation in the UK for this breed
#7
tangoed66
We have just gone through the process of getting a new puppy! When we were looking around we found that generally 8 weeks is the usual time for them to leave their mother although we did speak to a breeder (Kennel Club accredited) who said that as her dog only had a litter of 2 puppies that they were growing much faster than normal and that they would be ready earlier than usual. I suppose if it is a small litter this may be true. As has been said before take a good look at the parents and ask about any medical certificates to say the parents have been tested for any hereditary diseases common to Yorkshire Terriers. We have recently lost our beloved Bedlington Terrier to Copper Toxicosis which we had never heard of but is apparently common in the breed, needless to say our new puppy has had all the tests!

Just found this online:
Health and Longevity
Yorkies are generally hardy and healthy and long-lived. Like many Toy breeds however, there is some incidence of heriditary/congenital disease in the form of patella luxation, open fontanellas, Perthe's disease and a smaller incidence of elongated soft palate and a tendency to collapsed trachea. * However, conscientious breeders only breed from sound, selected stock, and do their best to eliminate these defects. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that one buy only from a reputable breeder, and never purchase a puppy from a pet shop or 'puppy mill'. Wherever possible one should see the puppy in the home where it was bred, and view its parents, or at least its mother. A reputable breeder will offer constant support and assistance throughout the dog's life. To purchase a puppy from an unreliable source may invite future heartbreak (and huge vet's bills).
* NB: The BVA/KC who conduct health screening schemes for inherited are now advising that Yorkies should undergo eye tests for PRA and late onset HC. These conditionas are under investigation in the UK for this breed


thanx for effort rep left :thumbsup:
#8
I am a dog breeder, definately dont take before 8wks. It allows the seperation time from the mother, around 6wks, before transfer to new home. too early and a bad situation, seperation anxiety, can arise which can rear its head any time in the future. our very experienced dog vet has told us the same before now and wont let us release ours before then. the kennel club and the reputable dog breeder sites insist that its 8 wks minimum which is a very good idea. they are at their most vunerable to infection at that age, especially at the minute, and too young for vaccination either. please tell your granny its really important if she wants a life long companion. better safe than sorry.
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incidentally if the breeder is rushing the puppy out its not a good sign, should be pushing for 8wks and never sooner, even to a fellow breeder. i would be worried.
#10
thanx 128plant ill pass this on to my nan

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