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Will littermates feel bonded when re-introduced?
I don't think there's any scientific documentation re this topic, but just wondering about anecdotal experience. My son and I always wanted to get litter mates someday-he lives a few hours away but will be moving back in my area in a year. He's considering a puppy that'll be ready to go in March. He's already met the breeder at a show. There are 6 puppies in the litter and I'm wondering if I should pursue getting one of these puppies as well. The timing isn't ideal as I was thinking more in early summer, but there's no guarantee I'll be able to get a female puppy from a reputable breeder in that time frame either. My husband thinks we should go for it now (with getting one with my son) as the puppies will feel a familial bond which'll help us to "puppy sit" each others dogs someday when we go on vacation. This particular breeder gets high scores from the folks on this forum so I know she's very reputable.
Any thoughts on this?