Can an aussie doodle puppy be to small?

I want to purchase an aussie doodle puppy (8 weeks) and I was supposed to pick it up 3 days ago and the breeder said it was not ready as it was too small, could not eat solid food, and had separation anxiety from his mother. When will he be ready for pickup as a healthy puppy?


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The minimal for pups is 8 weeks, it’s illegal for many places to sell younger pups, though puppy mills are infamous for doing just that,

Some breeds and cruelty sees are not ready to go at 8 weeks and it may be 10 to 12 weeks before the pups are strong and balanced enough and eating well enough to go to their forever homes.While it’s not the usual it’s not unheard of waiting till they’re ready to go.


It's so small, it doesn't even exist. It's a mutt.

Geeeez....No way should you be even thinking about buying this puppy.
It will never be healthy and is possibly the runt of the litter which was probably bred by a real disgusting and ignorant byb.
Good breeders do NOT breed mixed breed dogs unless for a very special purpose and then they have a long waiting list for the pups.
What the heck is a an "Aussie doodle ? I assume its an Australian Shepherd dog X standard Poodle. This combination would make a fabulous working trials dog, but will not be content being just a pet dog and no breeder worth their salt would allow one to go to just a pet home.
If the pup is missing its mother and not eating solids then it must be being fed from a bottle by the breeder.
It all sound very suspicious and I suggest you tell the breeder you have changed your mind about purchasing this weak pup. Find yourself a breeder that breeds healthy pure bred pups that are more than ready to go to their new homes at 8 weeks old.
Please appreciate I can only advise on what details you have posted.

Never.......... a BYB who breeds mutts who has already told you it is a runt, at 8 wks is not weaned and is already an anxious dog will never be a healthy pup

Leaving aside, just, the fact that when you buy into mix-breeding you are encouraging BYBs to produce more and more puppies like this - messing around with perfectly good and long established breeds, it's good that this breeder has recognised that this puppy isn't ready for the outside world yet. And believe me, that's UNUSUAL! Doesn't make messing around with breeds right tho.The minimum age for selling/homing a puppy is 8 weeks, for good reason. Litters are normally weaned onto solids by 6 weeks, BUT the extra weeks, however long it takes, are vital for a breed to make sure each puppy is properly established in his diet, and for interaction within the litter. We kept our puppies to 10 weeks unless we knew the people buying, they were experienced, the litter was big and the puppies would benefit from a one-on-one situation AND were ready to go to their new homes.

Frankly I can't imagine what a mix of this kind would be like - in fact nobody can as buying into mix-breeding is a LOTTERY. Save your money and buy from a reputable breeder, producing a puppy from parents of THE SAME BREED.

Um, it's a freaking MUTT.There's no standard size to how they will be.

WHY on earth are you stupidly handing over a bunch of money to a backyard breeder breeding MUTTS for money?This puppy will have NOTHING done and cost you another $500 or so for altering, puppy shots, disease testing, etc.

And why the F are you even asking US this question about when it will be ready?How stupid are you????

Why pay money for a mutt when that's what 95% are in the shelters?The "breeder" is getting money for doing nothing.Ask for the CHIC number on each of the purebred parents (bet nothing was tested).Ask about puppy care and read the purchase contract carefully (bet there isn't one).Ask about the breeder's policy of accepting back that puppy, even ten years from now, if your life circumstances change (bet the breeder won't know your name once the check clears).If you want an Aussie, then find a conscientious breeder and get one.If you want a Poodle, then find a conscientious breeder and get one.But giving money for a mutt with no future support or guarantees is dumb.
An eight week old puppy of a non-toy breed should be weaned.I don't know if this puppy has not been offered the correct weaning diet or if it has a physical problem.If you do go ahead with this purchase, then have your vet lined up and an open credit card, because you will likely have health problems ahead.

An 8 week old puppy that can't eat solid food is unlikely to EVER be a "healthy puppy" and likely has a serious health issue. Puppies are normally started on some solid food by 3 weeks of age.

Its from a back yard breeder..It wont ever be healthy

after 12 weeks