I was going into my home and i heard crying so i looked and there was a puppy al alone crying and it was pretty cold outside and well i was excited so i called every1 and then my husband grabed the puppy and put it ear our dog becasue we were told to put the uppys to feed but instead the dog grabbed the puupy in her mouth and dropped it and it rolled and then my husband tried grabbing it again and the dog just took it in her mouth and wouldnt let go the puppy died and well we all sad just wen t to bed and woke up at 4 because she had had the rest of the puppys. Do you think we killed it by touching the puppy or was there something probably really wrong with the puppy? And i thought our dog would be more agressive but she isnt at all is that also weird? well if ytou try and take her puppys and its not my husband she stands up but nothing more and iv seen other dogs that you cant even look at cuz they growling (my dogs a pitbul)Answer Question
Answer by Kbmancine at 1:40 PM on Apr. 3, 2009
This isn't uncommon. Some mothers will kill a puppy (or even several puppies) if they sense that something is wrong with the pup/s. As mentioned above, some mom dogs will kill the weakest/smallest pup. Mom dogs can sense if there is a problem with a puppy. I've breed dogs for years, and have had this happen several times.
I've never had a dog kill her pups just because they were handled by people. I handle all my pups from the second they are born.
Some moms just aren't cut out to have puppies. I also had a female that killed her 1st litter during the night (she had 7pups, and she killed them all for no apparent reason).
Your dog may have done this for any number of reasons!
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Answer by matobe at 12:27 PM on Apr. 5, 2009
Many animals kill one or two of their babies if they know they are going to have a big litter, or if they know their is something wrong with the baby. Mammals will naturally have as many babies as they do teats (nipples) so if she only has 8 nipples and knew she was having a big litter she may have killed one to ensure that she could take care of all the rest.
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