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  1. General Dog Forum
    Yes, I know all about littermate syndrome; I am an ethologist and know a lot about dog behavior in general. My problem is how to cope with the scenario unfolding, and that I do not have a crystal ball. We had a litter of 7 mutts (we are not breeders, it's a long story) and managed to get 4...
  2. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello - My best friend and I have just recently adopted puppies from the same litter. While we do not live with each other we are just a few blocks away and I anticipate seeing him and my puppy’s littermate often. We’ve also considered using similar doggie daycare and walking services. However...
  3. General Dog Forum
    I've been browsing a lot of threads, and I'm not sure if I should be concerned or not about my two mongrels, Belle and Junior. They are littermates, adopted at age 7 weeks in August, but while I brought Belle home, Junior stayed with another family member for about a month or two before they...
  4. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    A few months ago I heard about Littermate Syndrome when I was trying to figure out why my bitch was so bitchy! Today, for the first time in her life, after 3 months of walking the dogs separately, Sacha pooped outside of our yard! :rockon: She tends to run a bit nervous in her personality...
  5. First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I just learned about littermate syndrome about a week ago when Sacha got increasingly snarky with Bob. They are both 1 year old, although they are not related. I wanted to update and say that Sacha, who was always pulling on walks, snarking at Bob on walks and at home (especially when we got...
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