What’s the Best Age to Buy a Labrador Retriever Puppy At?

What’s the best age to buy a Labrador Retriever puppy at? Thanks!

12 weeks or older is best. A puppy learns its socialization from its mother and siblings between the ages of 5-12 weeks in age.

yes, some states allow pups to be sold at 6 weeks and other states at 8, but 12 weeks is better for the puppy.

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13 Responses to “What’s the Best Age to Buy a Labrador Retriever Puppy At?”

  1. walking lady says:

    minimum of 8 weeks old
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  2. chf says:

    2 months old
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  3. LAURA POTTS says:

    8 weeks is best time, altough some breeders give away as early as 7 weeks,
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  4. SplinteredYear says:

    I bought mine at 2 months exactly and he was just like a baby, peeing and pooping everywhere, not stopping EVER. They have the energy of 100 dogs and need a lot of exercise.

    He bit cables, destroyed socks, and everything in his path. Now he’s 5months, and he’s just starting to understand the word "NO", but he still bites everything he sees.

    The best is around 5 months probably, or if you want to go through the whole "little child" process, then 2 months
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  5. Suika Reemu says:

    You should buy the puppy, right after the puppy doesn’t need their mother, to feed them. the sooner the better. also, he/she might have a stomachache, (often when he/she is a puppy), so you should put buttermilk on their food, and mix it well. hope this helped!
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  6. flip says:

    12 weeks or older is best. A puppy learns its socialization from its mother and siblings between the ages of 5-12 weeks in age.

    yes, some states allow pups to be sold at 6 weeks and other states at 8, but 12 weeks is better for the puppy.
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  7. Jenny says:

    I prefer to get a puppy when they are a little older, like 4 months. The longer the puppy is with its mother the better its doggy manners and communication skills will be with other dogs. Older dogs help to teach puppies how to behave. I guess if you have other dogs at home though, they could help with the training.
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  8. stuart says:

    i,d say the minimum is 8wks. some breeders will sell them at 6 weeks but this in my opinion is too early. they’re still learning behaviour and what not up until this point. and also i think if breeders part with the pups at less than 8wks it comes across to me that they just can’t wait to get rid and get the cash off them.
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  9. Boycott Puppy Mills says:

    You should adopt an older dog from a shelter. They are about to get euthanized and they need good homes.
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  10. Pamela D. says:

    12-14 weeks is the best time to get them. As long as breeder has given first shots and worms them.
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  11. ladystang says:

    about 17 years or out of school if going to college
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  12. ? says:

    why a puppy? get an adult labrador from a dogs home there a clever breed so easy to train at any age. If you get an allready trained dog then this would even save you the trouble of having to toilet train it.
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  13. Paul says:

    8 weeks is usually given as a good age but it is a bit of a swings and roundabouts thing.

    If you get them earlier then they often bond better with you and your family but have more trouble interacting with other dogs. Get them later and their mother will have schooled them better in how to be a dog but that might make them play up more when you take them away from her to live with you.
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