TINKER THE CHIHUAHUA WE TOOK IN FROM SOME NEIGHBORS WHO FOUND THE DOG, THEY HAD ADS OUT BUT NO ONE CAME TO CLAIM THEM FOR MORE THAN WEEKS. SO WE TOOK HER IN , AND COME TO KNOW SHE'S PREGNANT, BEFORE SHE CAME TO ME. AND MY DOXIE GOT BRED WHEN MY BROTHERS FRIEND CAME OVER W/ HIS DOG AND DIDN'T REALIZE MY DOXIE WAS IN HEAT AND THEY MATED. LONG STORY SHORT, I WILL BE TAKING THEM TO THE VET, BUT I AM AT WORK AND I JUST WANTED TO ASK SOME QUESTION. IS IT SO IRRESPONSIBLE?????
First of all, please don't use caps - its one of the forum rules.
Secondly, no one ever said you were irresponsible. You did not give any information in your first post except that you wanted to know if they can be together when they have their puppies. Please don't assume people think you are irresponsible. If you don't give detailed information people are not going to know the situation and will answer how they interpret the post.
***Edited By: halo611 on 1/12/2005 10:15:46 PM*** Reason: Added words
a dog with pups can be very protective and you could wind up raising 2 litters off a bottle if you are not careful. a lady i know who breed doxies for years told me that they could be very sex aggressive esp. with pups and will fight to the death, she had a female with pups in the house and her other female snuck into the room behind her and the war was on. both dogs were hurt and she had to bottle feed pups.
I had 2 litters of Labs born within a week of each other. I kept them in the basement, which is much quieter than the rest of the house.
The older Lab kept taking the younger Lab's puppies. I'd come home and she'd have 13 or 14 puppies in her nest. The younger Lab would have 2 or 3 puppies.
Even though these dogs got along great prior to delivering, it was a war when Blondie took the other dogs puppies. Blondie, being the older and larger of the 2 dogs, would win and stand over all of the puppies, like she the victor.
I've heard instances where 2 female dogs have actually killed puppies, when left together un-supervised. They might both try to rescue the same puppy and end up tearing it apart.
I would opt for raising the 2 litters seperately. Also, if you are going to register the puppies they need to be registered in the correct litter. In my case, the size of the puppies enabled me to seperate the litters, since they weren't born on the same date. But 2 litters born closely, may cause problems like that.