Siberian Husky Questions

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Siberian Husky Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 3/25/2007
I just purchased 2 Sibe babies, a male & female. The breeder told me that I can bring them home when they are between 6-8 weeks and she would leave that up to me. I have raised a Sibe before but was not given the choice to bring him home before 9 weeks. Are there any disadvantages to bringing them home before 8 weeks? I do not want to short them on anything they should be learning from their mom/litter mates during this time.

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3/26/07 First, it depends on the state you live in. Some states do not allow puppies to be sold before 7 weeks. Second, with the new vaccine protocols most breeders are vaccinating puppies before 8 weeks. Which may mean you're bringing home an unvaccinated puppy. Before 8 weeks, they are still learning things from their mom. Third, if you're buying from a show breeder, they may be still looking at puppies until they are almost 12 weeks old. 6-8 weeks puppies are just starting learn to walk & use themselves. Cindy
Aleut Siberians
3/26/07 Some breeders when their pups from the mother at 4 to 5 weeks old in order to better socialize them with humans and at times because mother may become aggressive towards them when they try to eat from her bowl. Whatever the case, you will want to make sure that you are not receiving two pups at 6 weeks old that are still nursing on the mother. This creates added anxiety issues and more undue stress on the pup. If they have been completely weaned from the mother, they should be fine, but I highly recommend not taking them outside of your home until they have had at least their 2nd vaccines and I prefer the last set of vaccines myself. Melinda
Sierra Kennels