I have been in communication with a reputable Basset breeder. I currently have a three year old neutered male Basset that i got 2 months ago. He is finally feeling more at home and turning into a wonderful dog. He gets along well with people and other dogs. The male puppy I am considering would be 10 weeks old when i go to see him in 2 weeks. The breeder says the mother dog it pretty much finished with the first 8 weeks of raising her puppies. The puppies are well socialized and have been around lots of people. If i choose to get a male puppy (as a pet only), is 10 weeks a good time? I know some breeders prefer to wait until they are 12 weeks. Can you advise me? Is a 10 week old puppy ready to go home? Advantages disadvantages 10 vs 12 weeks? Thanks for your input.