At what age can I take my puppy home?

Most breeders let puppies go to their new homes around 10 to 12 weeks of age. Some will allow puppies to be rehomed from 8 weeks of age but this is undesirable because:

  • Testing for liver shunt is only done at nine weeks
  • Valuable socialization skills through interaction with litter-mates, the dam and other adults only really occurs between 6 to 13 weeks.