As a breeder, I get a ton of questions, which is fine by me. I appreciate them! However, there are a few that I've gotten that honestly make me think, "Do they know anything about caring for an animal?" The most common question I get (and the one that's a huge, waving red flag to me) is, "Will you let your puppies go early?"
The answer is simple: No. Underline it, draw arrows to it, and circle it if you need to. The answer will remain consistent. My puppies remain in my care until they are at least 6 weeks of age, absolutely no exceptions. After that, they are able to go to their new homes.
Right off the bat, asking me this question lets me know that you haven't done your research. Health, development, and care of a puppy are all crucial, and if you know nothing about them, how are you going to make sure the puppy is taken care of and raised the way it should be? If you don't know the basics, you can bet your bottom dollar you won't get your hands on any of my puppies. As harsh as it sounds, I always have to make sure my puppies go to outstanding homes that will care for them just as we do.
I understand that Christmas, your kid's birthday, and other holidays are coming up. I would love to help you make them special and have several options to help you do so! However, if a puppy leaves its mother before it's old enough, it puts his health at risk and can set them up for a lifetime of health and development issues.
Bottom line, if you wish to add an animal of any kind to your home, do your research first. You can never be "over educated!"
As always, we're here to help!