German Shorthaired Pointer Q&A
My friend's mini schnauzer just gave birth to 4 puppies (pure breeds, 12 days ago) and he's giving me one. I know it's recommended to wait until 8 weeks to adopt, but is it really bad if we take him home at 7 weeks?
You should only take a 7 week old puppy if you have no other choice. They really develop a lot during the 7th week and will benefit from being left with their mother.
We took our mini schnauzer home at 4 weeks because the momma dog stopped taking care of her puppies and now he is a year old and healthy as can be.