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Q: Can i let the male dog around the female dog while she has the puppies?

February 6, 2010 | By Keyla | 7 answers | Expired: 1516 days ago

They both are German Shepard

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JerZgirl
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Feb 14, 2010

How about dakota b. tells me all the litters she has bred and raised before thinking my answer was bunk? What a maroon she is.

It is not uncommon for a high drive breed to get so stressed she will eat the puppies.

Vets don't know squat about breeding unless they HAVE bred.

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Jillian
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Feb 07, 2010

normally, no. but all dogs are different. try bringing him in the same room {they should both be leashed} and if either of them start to appear aggressive, remove the male and never repeat.

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Stephanie  C.
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Feb 07, 2010

It depends on the dogs.

If the female and male know each other, it might be okay. Be EXTREMELY cautious. The mother may allow the male nearby, may attack him, may attack the puppies, he may attack the puppies, or he may attack the female.
I do not see a reason that they might need to be together? It would be best to keep them apart until you KNOW you can trust the male with the pups.

Do introductions slowly, carefully, and with full supervision.

Good luck

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Dakota12
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Feb 07, 2010

Um I highly doubt that the mother would EAT the puppies, but better safe than sorry. To know for sure, talk to your vet.

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daryl b.
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Feb 07, 2010

i have seen some males that love puppies and i have seen some that do not like them and some that are jealous. if you try letting them together please watch and be careful.

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JerZgirl
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Feb 06, 2010

NO

You female will get protective and get spooked and will do EVERYTHING to protect her puppies including eat them. She may also just get so stressed she will quit caring for them.

Keep your male elsewhere until the puppies are weaned.

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Ches21
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Feb 06, 2010

Yes as long as they get along with other dogs. But if they are not spayed and nuetered then you should not until they are.

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