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  1. Advice on 8-weeks-old puppies

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hi, everyone! Glad to be here. I'm seeking advice about our two new female Lhasa puppies, Milky and Daisy. Here's some background: They are littermates - I know, I know, we've heard and read a lot about this and I'm fully aware. So, saying we shouldn't have had littermates won't really be...
  2. Littermate Syndrome Risk?

    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...
  3. Raising 2 Littermates - Barking

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello, I have two fifteen-week-old Scottish terrier brothers. I know many people don't like the idea of raising two litter mates, but my husband and I are very committed to socializing them well and bonding them with us instead of each other. We are a military family and are currently...
  4. Puppy Brothers -- together or apart

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    My husband and I are new parents of two beautiful Pomeranian puppy brothers, now 3 months old. We have heard conflicting advice about whether to keep them apart for about a year or allow them to be together. They have separate crates but seem to want to play together a lot. We want them to get...
  5. Maybe getting a puppy!

    General Dog Forum
    In a few months one of these baby's may be coming home with me. Sire is an ASCA champion and both Dam and Sire have stock titles. Their hips, eyes and elbows are OFA'd. Momma with babies Eating solid food.
  6. Advice for raising littermates?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Two weeks ago, my SO and I adopted two 8 week-old puppies, a boy and a girl Shiba Inu/Wheaten Terrier mix (unusual, I know!). Despite all of the crazy amounts of reading we did on raising puppies, we didn't really encounter any warnings about the difficulties in raising littermates until AFTER...
  7. first time owner, two puppies, please critique/improve my handling

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Seeking feedback. I've never owned dogs before and I got two. After putting in for their adoption, before their arrival, I spoke with a trainer who informed me of the dangers. I read that it was do-able and guidelines on how it could be done and my SO and I had already fallen in love with...