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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-11-2017, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Single or small litter

I put a deposit on an upcoming litter last month. We were hoping for a male. She ended up only having one pup. The breeder took her to the vet when no more puppies came to make sure everything was ok. They checked and there was only the 1 pup which was a girl. We were offered her. A litter of 10 puppies were born 1 day before. The breeder took 2 puppies from that litter and put it with our girl so she would have the proper socialization. My question is this. Is 3 pups enough to get the proper socialization? We want her regardless but i also want to be prepared for anything that being from a small or single litter could bring on.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-11-2017, 02:19 AM
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How old is the mother and is this her first litter ?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-11-2017, 01:22 PM
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Why did the breeder transfer only two pups? I once had a dog from a litter of two pups. Was a complete normal dog but the breeder released them when they were 11 weeks old.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-11-2017, 02:36 PM
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...at my job I believe 2-3 is standard practice. usually the smaller pups that could use more food. I believe it is in attempts to not stress the mom, looking for missing babies.

OP, a litter of 3 is just fine.

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The mom is 3 i believe.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-11-2017, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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The mother has had 1 litter of 9 pups before if i recall correctly.
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