I don't agree with bringing pups home before 8 weeks normally, but Rachel is responsible enough to look out for the signs of something wrong, especially with previous experience!
Anyway, I just about AWWWW'ed at every single photo. He's adorable!! Welcome home, Ryder!! He's going to be incredibly handsome! You guys going to do any hunting with him? I'm not sure if you're into that or not, just wondering! I love seeing dogs do the work they were meant for.