I have a chance to get a Blue Tick puppy, says they are about 10 weeks old. When should they have their first shots? Is 10 weeks old enough to leave mom? After loosing my beagle Sadie a few months ago Ive considered getting another dog and everyone else here wants another one. I tend to like the hounds which concerned me with the chickens. Sadie loved them but she was introduced to them as chicks and always thought they were her kids. I didnt want a puppy but maybe raising the dog with the chickens would be a good way to go. Advice?