I have been doing a lot of research regarding the rabies shot. I think I could spend a lot of nights checking all of google listings on this topic...thank god for google. A friend of mine a long time breeder referred me to the website of Dr. W. Jean Dodds who has a schedule that recommends 20 weeks or older. My vet suggested 16 weeks. However after speaking with several breeders they say to hold off on giving the rabies shot up to a year. I would really appreciate some feedback here. As I continue to learn through living experience and this is my first litter I am trying to be cautious. When it directly relates to the LONG term health of the puppy I do not believe we can be too careful but also would like to follow my vets guidelines. I expect that he wouldn't have an issue with waiting a few weeks but somehow expect that he would take issue to me wanting to wait a year. Ultimately the final decision is mine when it is one of my dogs but now I am having to pass on advise to those who purchase my puppies. So if you are so inclined to offer some thoughts here I would greatly appreciate hearing what you have to say.