Then finally the day comes for the new owner to retrieve the puppy. Always a moment where they really look forward to.
We never let a puppy before the age of eight weeks leave the litter.
Opinions are quite divided what is now the best age for a puppy to leave the nest. There have been several studies and the outcome is anyway not good for a puppy to soon leave the nest. The puppy needs the security of the nest to feel safe. The move to a new home is a traumatic experience for the young puppy and we should make it as 'easy' as possible for him.
So we always look at the puppy and then decide whether he at 8 or more preferably 8.5 -9 weeks will leave the nest.
The puppy is always our top - priority in the decision. Not the owner who wants to have soon the puppy in the house or even tater. Because it is more convenient because, for example, a planned vacation.