Harmonius living with parent and pup?

by Donna
(Masontown Pennsylvania )

We have a male and female and they just had their first litter. Is it a good ideal to keep one of their pups? Or will they fight?

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Apr 13, 2021
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by: Donna

If you want to keep a pup, do so, but things may or may not work out depending on the dogs.

Presumably, since you bred them, your dogs are well-bred, well-socialized and high-ranked so things should be fine. High-ranked meaning that they are both self-confident dogs who don't have to do anything, and other dogs respect them although there will be an occasional middle-ranked dog who thinks they can bully them but find out quickly that won't happen.

Have a listen to this podcast on harmonious households. And, if you decide to keep a pup, here is great information on what may happen in months down the road.

You didn't ask but as an aside on breeding, you want to have a new male for the next breeding in order to change genetics to improve the breed. That is the goal––to breed for sound health and temperament.

Breeders breed their bitch twice or maybe three times between the ages of 3 and 7 years old. Here is information on breeding.

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