I was wondering... I have been hearing a few of you say, you can't take your pups out on walks, because they haven't had their shots yet. Why is that?? Over here in the Netherlands, pups get their first shot at 5-6 weeks, second at 8-10 weeks and the last one at 11-12 weeks. And yes, the vet says to be carefull with interaction with other dogs, but when the mother has been properly vaccinated, the pup will have resistance to most common diseases, besides the fact he has had his vaccinations. They will advise not to take the puppy to a place where a lot of dogs do their business. I got Jinx when she was 7,5 weeks old, she had one shot and got her last two shots with me. But I took her to the dogschool 3 days after I got her. Ofcourse all the dogs that come to the dogschool have to have their vaccinations every year, so it's pretty safe. But I have been taking her along with me everywhere I go from the moment I got her. Our vaccination is for Parvo and Weil(leptospirosis), para-influenza(kennel cough) and Hepatitis Contagiosa Canis(lever disease) They get this every year. In addition I have the rabies shot given too, because we sometimes travel to Germany and there is still rabies out there. Not here in Holland. I don't now of anyone out here, who doesn't take their pups out, because of not having their shots. So this is why I was wondering, what is so different over there? The only thing I can come up with is maybe the risk of Parvo? We hardly have that here anymore, because everyone has their dogs vaccinated.