I think it is possible, it's just VERY rare. I read this in Dog Fancy magazine because some else wanted to know this. For them to be true twins they'd have to be born in the same sack (I'm pretty sure that's what they said).
There is no reason why it wouldn't be possible for dogs to have twins. I'd say the vast majority of the time, the twins are fraternal though, not identical. And by the way puppies sharing an amniotic sack is not uncommon at all as I understand it.
WIth identical twin puppies though, the puppies would have to be in the same amniotic sac and share a placenta.
Yes, I saw identical twin english bulldog puppies from a c-section at the vet I used to work at. As far as they knew they had never had that to happen there. They were in one sack and shared a placenta, The markings were alike and everything. I just can't remember now if they were boys or girls. ha
Not really, at least not that I noticed. All 10 seemed to bond very closely. Must admit that when helping her to open the sac after Angel had delivered them, I was a bit more than astonished that there were two of them in there.
I had twin Miniature Schnauzer puppies born they were both white had the same everything you can't tell them apart accept one is boy and one is a girl! We watched her deliver these guys and my vet was amazed they were in the same sac and all, I kept my little girl and sold her brother to some very nice folks that bring him to visit his sis who is now a mother herself. It is rare but does happen same sac was 9 and 10 my little momma had 10 puppies needless to say since have retired her that was her last and final litter.
I was just wondering about it, since I see just how close of a bond my "human" twin boys are with each other. They're inseperable and I just thought it would be cool if it happened like that with dogs too.
schnauzermom, your puppies weren't exactly "twins" in the identical aspect. They were fraternal twins, not identicals beacuse of the fact that they were different sex's. There have been cases in which two puppies appeared to share a placenta but had separate amniotic sacs. In such cases the two puppies were of opposite sex, clearly not identical twins. Probably their two placentas were so close together that they fused in development.
Thanks backabean11404 for telling me that the only to tewll them aprt is by the sex as even ears are the exact same they bark the same, get excited and play move and everything is the same. It is amazing to me that they can be so much alike when born came out same time and same sac. It is so neat to witness.