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Will Aussie Father Harm The Pups?

by Scott P.
(Florida)

Mom on right; Bandit (Dad) on left.

Mom on right; Bandit (Dad) on left.

We are anticipating a litter of puppies soon from our Aussie couple, first litter ever for us.

Mom is about 45lbs, 2 yrs old. Dad (named Bandit) is 7 months old and already 50lbs. Vet thinks he will be a 65 pounder when full grown.

My question: Is there any possibility that Bandit would harm his own new-born babies? He likes to kill small mammals, like possum, moles, rats, etc. He really is a very sweet dog otherwise, very loving and affectionate.

Does nature instill in Aussie Daddies not to harm the pups? Or do you have to separate them?

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Possibly
by: Anonymous

It is definitely possible. It happens in the wild. I would keep the sire away from mom and the pups.

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