Hello everyone from Skye and Bella
#11
Are they litter mates by chance?
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Gotcha Day: November 14, 2015
Vet-Listed Birthday: May 2, 2014
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#12
Hi and welcome!
Gotta love 'em.
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#13
Welcome!  I wish you lived close to me.  I want a puppy so much and would love to puppy-sit.
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#14
(03-14-2017, 07:46 AM)Ember Wrote: Are they litter mates by chance?

Hi, yes they are sisters. Literally cant keep them away from eachother lol.
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#15
So very sweet! Just be careful about something called "Littermate Syndrome". They can become super dependent on each other and not socialize to other people/dogs properly - this can lead to fearfulness, severe separation anxiety, and easily stressed out pups - plus it is easier for them to bond with each other than with their humans.

If you aren't already, I would highly suggest keeping most of their day separate until they are at least six months old if not older - designated play time, but where they spend most of their time with their human, and time with each other is a treat. Separate vet visits and everything. This way you get a chance to bond with them and they can learn their social skills apart from each other.

You may already be aware of this, but I just wanted to get it out there. Just in case. The two you have are absolutely precious. I love the tiny little chubby one!

I hesitate to share these articles because they may be discouraging - I just want it known that I'm not trying to create any sort of doubts. I love that you took two pups, and I would love to see how it works out. I just want you to be aware just in case you aren't already.

This article offers some information and a list of things to do with two pups from the same litter:
http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/hea...drome.aspx

This article is the one referenced above.
http://thebark.com/content/dont-take-two-littermates
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Gotcha Day: November 14, 2015
Vet-Listed Birthday: May 2, 2014
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(03-16-2017, 07:12 AM)Ember Wrote: So very sweet! Just be careful about something called "Littermate Syndrome". They can become super dependent on each other and not socialize to other people/dogs properly - this can lead to fearfulness, severe separation anxiety, and easily stressed out pups - plus it is easier for them to bond with each other than with their humans.

If you aren't already, I would highly suggest keeping most of their day separate until they are at least six months old if not older - designated play time, but where they spend most of their time with their human, and time with each other is a treat. Separate vet visits and everything. This way you get a chance to bond with them and they can learn their social skills apart from each other.

You may already be aware of this, but I just wanted to get it out there. Just in case. The two you have are absolutely precious. I love the tiny little chubby one!

I hesitate to share these articles because they may be discouraging - I just want it known that I'm not trying to create any sort of doubts. I love that you took two pups, and I would love to see how it works out. I just want you to be aware just in case you aren't already.

This article offers some information and a list of things to do with two pups from the same litter:
http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/hea...drome.aspx

This article is the one referenced above.
http://thebark.com/content/dont-take-two-littermates

Hello, thanks for your info, yes we were aware of littermate syndrome, they are very independant and although they are in tge same house together they are very much leave eachother alone etc, and they also interact with other dogs perfectly fine Smile 
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#17
Perfect! I just wanted to be sure! I would love some more pics of them - I might be more than a little bit broody.
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Gotcha Day: November 14, 2015
Vet-Listed Birthday: May 2, 2014
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(03-19-2017, 01:54 PM)Ember Wrote: Perfect! I just wanted to be sure! I would love some more pics of them - I might be more than a little bit broody.

Heres one of bella! Casually sitting in the partners pocket!


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#19
That photo is the cutest ever! What a sweet pup!
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