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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-04-2019, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think littermates would remember each other after 14 mo? I have Ozzy’s sister coming to live with us so just wondering.
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nope.

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I saw a study published recently that showed dogs remembered their littermates and dam for a period of about 2 years (max). Let me see if I can find it. I had subscribed to "dog" on Google Scholar alert mostly to keep an eye on proposed legislation and any legal decisions. Guess I was vague because I get tons of interesting medical and behavioral studies published by university and such in my inbox each day Like for instance they are seeing a vaccine resistant strain of distemper in dogs imported from Arab nations. Super! Anyway, let me see if I can find that article...

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Nah couldn't find. Found something similar though. It has more to do with recognition between dam and offspring.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/b...-their-mothers

Nonetheless, interesting. Let us know how it goes with Ozzy's sister! Permanent thing?

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My foster pups remembered each other and me after more than a year of no contact after adoption for sure. it was very sweet.
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I would not count on it. It is possible but experience tells me dogs are more likely to remember people then siblings.
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It’s a long story, but owner can’t give her the life she deserves. Not his choice but he wants the best for her. She will stay with me, be evaluated and go from there.
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My foster pups remembered each other and me after more than a year of no contact after adoption for sure. it was very sweet.
were they 8 weeks old when separated?

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Yes. I am not expecting them to remember each other. Just asking if it’s un heard of
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The norm would be no...but just when you begin to believe that a particular dog will, and surprise you!

I would just treat it as you would any initial introduction, then watch. There's really no way to predict, they're all different!
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