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Q. My one year old female had 12 puppies, 1 was stillborn & 2 more have died. How many puppies usually survive in a litter of this size with a first time mom?
I have a 1 year old female black mouth cur who had 12 pups on 02/20/12, 1 was still born and 2 more have since died. Can you tell me how many normally survive in a litter this large with a first time mom?'

A. There is no set answer to that, I'm sorry. There are too many variables. There can be hidden medical issues, the mom may not be "maternal" the set up may not be warm enough, the pups can be stepped on, etc... Here is a link to the breeding section of our website. Sorry I'm not able to give you a concrete answer. Cindy Rhodes
  
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