About Labrador Puppies,dogs
A puppy is a juvenile dog. Some puppies may weigh 1-3 lb (0.45 to 1.4 kg), while larger ones can weigh up to 15-23 lb (6.8 to 10 kg). All healthy puppies grow quickly after birth. Coat color a puppy may change as the puppy grows, as is commonly seen in breeds such as the Yorkshire Terrier. Vernacular English, puppy refers specifically to dogs while pup may often be used for other mammals such as seals, giraffes, guinea pigs, or even rats.
Born after an average of 63 days of gestation, puppies emerge in an amnion that is bitten and eaten by the mother starts to breastfeed dog.Puppies almost immediately. If the litter exceeds six puppies, particularly if one or more of runts obvious human intervention in hand-feeding puppies solid is necessary to ensure that the runts get proper nutrition and care of the mother . As they reach one month of age, puppies are gradually weaned and begin to eat solid foods. The mother may regurgitate partially digested food for the puppies or might let them eat some of her solid food. The dog usually refuses to nurse, at this stage, although it can leave occasionally nurse for comfort.
At first, puppies spend the majority of their time sleeping and the rest feeding. They instinctively pile together into a heap, and become distressed if separated from physical contact with their littermates, by even a short distance.Puppies are born with a sense of smell fully functional, but can not not open his eyes. During their first two weeks, a puppy's senses all develop rapidly. During this stage the nose is the primary sense organ used by puppies to find their mother's teats, and to locate their litter mates, if they are separated by a short distance. Puppies open their eyes about nine to eleven days following birth. At first, their retinas are poorly developed and their vision is poor. Puppies are not able to see as well as adult dogs. In addition, puppies ears remain sealed until about thirteen to seventeen days after birth, after which they respond more actively to sounds. Between two to four weeks, puppies usually begin to growl, bite, wag their tails, and bark.Puppies develop very rapidly during the first three months, particularly after their eyes and ears open and they are no longer totally dependent their mother. Their coordination and strength improve, they train with their fellow litter, and begin to explore the world outside the nest. They play wrestling, chase, dominance, and tug-of-war games.
Puppies are highly social animals and spend most of their time interacting with their mother or littermates. It is important that puppies are socialized with humans, particularly between the ages of eight and twelve weeks, so as to encourage healthy interaction and develop the puppy's social skills around people. Puppies ideally should be exposed to the widest variety of friendly people as possible during this period. Dogs who do not receive adequate socialization during this sensitive period may display fearful behavior around humans or other dogs as adults. In small breeds, puppies are considered puppies until about 1 year instead of large breeds that can be considered puppies until about 2 years.
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Implementation and declawing
The practice of home began first as a preventative measure for injury among working dogs. Docking is now mainly done for purely aesthetic reasons, and some breeds traditionally have their tails cut anywhere from slightly to almost completely. Some countries now ban cropping and docking for cosmetic purposes, while others, such as the United States, permit. The practice is currently being challenged by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Some breeders also prefer to declaw the dogs to prevent future injuries caused by scratching, or in the case of dewclaws, ingrown and ripped off nails. Implementation and declawing procedures are usually performed in the first days after birth, by a veterinarian, or by an experienced breeder.