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Our honey bee beagle gave birth yesterday May 15 2007. i have three children that would love to just pet the puppies. when are you able to hold them or pet them will she harm them if held to early?


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2009-11-02 02:54:49
2009-11-02 02:54:49

Congratulations! If it was my dog that had the puppies, I would wait until they were about 10 weeks old to just pet them lightly. I would wait until the pups were around 5 months to really get to know them and to let them get to know their surroundings. The puppies should be petted in front of the mother so that your beagle knows that you aren't going to take her puppies. You might even start letting them out before that. I would wait until they can walk decent enough before they should be let loose around the mother in a area of your house SUPERVISED. Well, this is my opinion and I have 13 dogs and 5 have had a litter.

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