bigdawg0190 asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

do mother dogs kill puppies if touched by humans too soon?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    That is an excellent question. But I don't think they do.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, I have never heard of a mother dog killing her puppies if a human touches them to soon. They might bite the human though. Course, that would depend on how well you know the dog. In other words, don't touch a mother dogs puppies if you don't know the dog. Also, some dogs can get temperamental during labor, so be careful...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. My dog has had 3 litters of puppies and I have helped her with each birth by picking them up and checking them. My kids also picked the newborn puppies up and there never was a problem.

    In bird life though, I have heard that you aren't supposed to pick up chicks because the mother won't take care of it then.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Some mother dogs do kill their young, but it has nothing to do with handling the pups too soon. I handle the pups just after birth, drying them off, checking to see if they are okay, checking for sex of the babies. A mother dog will kill pups that are too weak or deformed, pups that they know will not survive, or sometimes a dog bred too young will kill their offspring because they do not want to be mothers.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I guess that would depend on the female. But for the most part no they won't. Once in a while you find a female who doesn't really want to be a mother and rejects or even kills pups. Most females however are good mothers. I helped my girl with her pups from the moment they were born and she never got upset with me or my family. I could take a pup and hand it to someone but they could not reach in a get one. She always took them back.

  • 1 decade ago

    No. Some mothers don't like having people, even their owners, around their newborn pups, but this is just instinct to protect. It would be considered abnormal for a mother dog to kill her puppies just because they were touched.

    Source(s): CVT
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no she will roll the puppy in dirt or on some thing to get the sent of the person off the puppy

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not usually...people frequently help their dogs deliver the puppies and it turns out just fine! Good luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    nope. Usually puppies will die though if they are the runt and not enough milk to go around, then they will just not feed the small one

  • Not if she's mentally stable.

    I handle puppies from the day they are born. Heck, I deliver them.

    Source(s): breeder
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    NO, they might be more prone to stop haveing anything to do with them. but that doesnt happen all the time

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