Miniature English Bulldogs : The Best Age to Get Your Puppy?
If you want to adopt a miniature English bulldog, you must understand the age of the puppy is very important. Generally speaking, the breeder should not sell you a puppy before it reaches 8 weeks of age. In order to deliver your puppy to you, it must be at least 8 weeks old and must have a written health certificate from a licensed veterinarian.
When you consider the weaning age of a normal puppy, it makes sense not to own it until it is 8 weeks old. Most puppies are weaned from their mothers when they are 4 to 5 weeks old. It takes 3 to 4 weeks for puppies to adapt to the changes and develop good eating habits. Of course, puppies are full at the early weaning stage. In the next few weeks, puppies learn to eat at the right time. This taught them the importance of not overeating.
When your puppy is 8 weeks old, he has adapted to the feeding schedule and will adapt to his lifestyle when you are less stressed. If you receive your puppy at 6 or 7 weeks, he will just be learning how to feed on his own, and then he will have to adapt to a new environment. With all the new changes happening at the same time, this may cause him to get sick or go downhill after you receive him.
In addition, younger small English bulldogs may not be vaccinated with all the necessary vaccines.
Sometimes it is a good idea to have a puppy when you are older. One benefit of raising a puppy at 10 weeks or older is that they are entering the toddler stage and can do things on their own more independently. The one-year life span of a dog is compared with the 6-year life span of a human. At 2 months old, your puppy will be at the same stage as a one-year-old child. Have you tried toilet training for 1-year-old children? In most cases, if you try to push it, it will backfire!
If you are considering a miniature English bulldog that is caged for most of the day, I suggest you choose an older puppy. For an 8-week-old puppy, it can be difficult to be alone for more than 4 hours without being released to relax. If you stay at home with your puppy and let him be supervised, then a small age is appropriate. You can do potty training at a very young age and teach good habits immediately.
As for basic training commands and leash training your puppy, he will learn at any age. In general, it is best to consider the puppy’s personality and the breeder’s recommendations.
Most buyers avoid puppies over 12 weeks of age because they are worried about problems with the puppies. Unless you consult the breeder, you won’t know. There are many completely understandable reasons why puppies can be used at an older age.
I suggest you consider why you should buy a small English bulldog and what special needs you have for keeping a puppy. At that time, you might consider buying an older puppy based on your own situation.
English Bulldog puppies will usually adapt to the environment and will fit well at any age from 8 to 16 weeks. You will have a better chance to teach your puppy politeness at an early age. When you raise a larger puppy, there is a challenge to control bad habits, although it is not impossible to get the right training.
Remember, it is never too late to teach or train miniature English bulldogs. It just requires more patience to correct bad habits.