August 1, 2014

How long does it take to wean a dachshund puppy?

Question by Hannah: How long does it take to ween a dachshund?
I am looking at a dachshund born on the 6th (January) and I am wondering if it will be weened by the 30th (jan.)

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Answer by Kimberly A
puppies shouldn’t be taken away from it’s mother until it is 8 weeks old. It will barely be 3 weeks old by then and will have just opened its eyes not that long ago. It won’t be ready till March 2nd.

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  1. Even if it was weaned by then…the puppies aren't supposed to leave the litter until at least 8 weeks old. It's not just about if the puppy can eat normal food. You also have to worry about behavioral issues. They learn alot from the rest of the litter in that amount of time. I wouldn't buy from anyone who is willing to get rid of the puppy before that amount of time has passed.

  2. The puppy should be at 4 weeks eating a mixture of mince and milk as well as still suckling from the mother I let the mother decide when she has suckled them enough. The minimum I would let a puppy go is 10 weeks

  3. no a puppy no matter the breed should start weaning at 4 weeks old but should never leave the mom before 8 weeks old.
    It should be wormed with mom and siblings at 2,4,6,and 8 weeks and should have the first vaccine atleast one week before you bring it home to make sure their are no reactions ( they can get teh first shot at 6 weeks old)

  4. no, a smaller breed dog shouldnt leave its mother until he is 12 weeks old. 4 weeks is barely walking.

  5. 6-8 weeks. dont do it before that!

  6. gringo4541 says:

    I raise Dachshunds and I don't let a puppy leave before it is 10 weeks old. To remove a pup from mom and littermates much before that interrupts some valuable learning it is getting from Mom and the siblings. To have a well rounded and stable dog as an adult, don't be in too big of rush to bring it home, let it stay with Mom for 10 weeks.

  7. bassetnut says:

    The puppy should not be leaving it's litter unitl it is at least 8 weeks old.

    So no.

    By the end of January he'll just be starting to eat solid food, and his mother will still be nursing him as well.

  8. It is important to the pup to stay with its litter and mother until he/she reaches 8 weeks!!! I can't stress that enough!!! You start to ween a pup between 5-6 weeks (4 being bear minimum)….and this is just to start the weening. The process takes time. Between 4-8 weeks is crucial to the development of your pup don't rush the process or you could end up with a sick, unsocial, untrusting animal.
    In short if you are getting it from any reputable breeder it should not be ready.

  9. NO!

    Puppies are weaned at 5-6 weeks old. Puppies should NEVER be seperated from their mothers until they are 8-10 weeks old.

  10. Shar Pei Lady says:

    Hec no!Leave him with his mom AT LEAST 6 weeks.They need the immunities that they receive from their moms milk!

  11. kittygirl says:

    they start weening bet 4-6 weeks the longer they stay with mom the bettr dog they are later no earlier then 8 weeks they need mom's milk for immunity

  12. won't be ready till the 6th of march…sorry

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