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I came across an article that had been published several times, but I had missed. It is called, Another Look at the 49th Day, and was written by Dr. Ed Bailey and published in Gun Dog Magazine in 1994 and again in 1998. This article is all about puppyhood and the stages of social, physical, and psychological growth they experience. There is a thought that puppies should go into the new owners home at exactly 49 days. We, have subscribed to this thought as well, with our kennel. But this article is about studies that were done in the 4o's and 50's, and challenges that idea. It certainly has me re-thinking a few things. Good read and lots to learn about the development of puppies from birth to about 2 years old. It may even give you some insight to your own dogs behavior. Click on the Title for a LINK to the Article, Reprinted by Caliber Kennels.