When Can A Puppy Leave Its Mother? I have been reading up on this topic a lot and i would like advice. A fair few people will give puppies away at 8 weeks but I'm not sure. I have been told 7 weeks, 8 weeks and 10 weeks but what am I to choose for my 4? I would love the puppies to stay longer but 10 weeks will be too much, and 7 weeks far too early. What age did you get your puppy at and why? In my experience I have suggested to other dog owners 8 weeks but is this too early?