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My mom's friend's chi had puppies about 2 weeks ago. She has a 4 month old chi and the 2 week old puppies. I can't decide which to get. 2 weeks may be too young but the owner said that you can take them tht early if you feed them every hour or two and keep them warm with blankets. And she already gave one away. She's had chihuahuas for a long time. I was going to get the 2 week old but after reading some of the post it seems it's better to get them alittle older so they can be socialized. Also is 4 months too late? Because on that critical ages thread it said 49 - 77 days i think was an important time but its already 4 months. Also some of you have your dogs sleep in the kennel is it ok if I let it sleep in my bed or sit with me on the couch?
 

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I would never take a puppy of any kind away (by choice) from it's mother at so young an age, especially one so delicate as a chi! There are too many things that the puppy needs to learn from it's mother and litter mates, besides the health and nutrician problems you would be inviting. I had to take my Pearl at 3 weeks of age due to the fact her mother quit nursing, but it was not easy taking care of such a little one! You really should not do it! Either wait until the pup is at least 9 weeks old, or if you are impatient to have a chi now take the older one. I am sure the older one will offer as much love and adapt a lot quicker without so much to worry about. Please take the time to read as much as you can so that you understand all the issues before you take this little baby away from it's mother.
 

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Wow ... & ditto! I cannot believe any responsible person with any animal knowledge at all would promote purposely taking a pup away at 2 weeks- and especially a toy breed. That blows my mind- what are they thinking? :(
 

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Wow ... & ditto! I cannot believe any responsible person with any animal knowledge at all would promote purposely taking a pup away at 2 weeks- and especially a toy breed. That blows my mind- what are they thinking? :(

that's what i thought!
 

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Ok I'll get the four month old instead.

Is it ok to let it sleep in my bed and stuff. and what are the reasons to let it sleep in the cage at night? Is it for pad training too? I was going to litter box train it but after reading how much better it is with pads I'll pad train it.

I'll read as much as I can on chis before it comes. I'm so excited.
 

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jezapach said:
Wow ... & ditto! I cannot believe any responsible person with any animal knowledge at all would promote purposely taking a pup away at 2 weeks- and especially a toy breed. That blows my mind- what are they thinking? :(
Exactly jezapach!

I'm in complete shock that ANYONE would suggest that a puppy be taken away at 2 weeks old! :shock: Have you actually thought about what it would be like to feed that baby every hour for who knows how long? It could die. That is just insane that anyone would suggest that. :evil:
 

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Wow ... & ditto! I cannot believe any responsible person with any animal knowledge at all would promote purposely taking a pup away at 2 weeks- and especially a toy breed. That blows my mind- what are they thinking? :(
I was wondering also seeing as she has I think 3 or 4 grown chihuahuas but she said it was ok and that theyd be more attached so I was wondering. So I looked on the net and luckily found this site to make sure.
 

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It's fine if it sleeps with you. Some people just don't want a dog to sleep with them and that's fine too. It will take a while probably before the puppy knows to wake you up if it needs to go though so it would be a good idea to get up at least once a night and take it to it's pee pad. Marcus is 5 months now and most nights he can hold it but when he can't he licks my face till I wake up. Congratulations on your puppy and post some pictures when you can.
 

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Rico, you've made a great decision, and just by being on this site I know you will be a good chi "parent"! Do read as much as you can, and ask questions. People here are very helpful. Many people sleep with their chis once they are potty trained. My Pearl still sleeps in her crate because I am afraid she would get hurt if she fell from the bed, or she might get "squished" by accident! I might let her sleep in our bed when she is older, but for now the crate works best for her. You must be very excited about getting your chi and I hope to see some pictures soon!
 

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if you arent happy with the 4month olds its not to long to wait for the younger pups to be of age to be separated.
If the thing is you want the pup to bond with you. go and visit it regularly til its old enough to leave mom.
 

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Um why work with a woman who obvioulsy doesnt care about the breed? Despite her "knowledge" its OBVIOUS she does not care.....

Definately go for the older pup if you still want to work with her. If she sells all the littermates anyway that puppy will still not have socialization....poor thing. They learn alot form the mamma and littermates. Imagine that mamma dog too she would be so upset! They love their babies.

Oh she makes me mad :evil:
 
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