Littermate Syndrome is a topic that is not widely known about or discussed. Littermate Syndrome typically occurs when multiple puppies from the same litter, or even the same age puppies that are unrelated, are brought into a home at the same time. For some people, it might seem pretty tempting and like a good idea to bring home multiple puppies from the same litter to live together and grow together. This, however, might not always be the best idea and this is largely due to the possibility of Littermate Syndrome occurring. If you are considering purchasing or adopting multiple puppies from the same litter, you might want to read this article first. This is also true in cases of small puppies around the same age that are not in the same litter. This article will help you to learn what Littermate Syndrome is as well as the symptoms and how Littermate Syndrome can affect puppies well into their adult lives.
As mentioned already, it can seem like a very good idea to take two or more puppies from the same litter at the same time. Many people think it is probably very difficult for the puppy siblings to be torn from each other when they have been together their whole lives thus far. It is also tempting because many people think that it might be easier to train multiple puppies at the same time and not individually at different times. When this occurs, there is always the possibility of Littermate Syndrome occurring. While not always the case, please understand that bringing multiple puppies home at the same time could definitely lead to the possibility of Littermate Syndrome occurring with lasting effects for the dogs from this.