I never really red up on Boxer breeding, because I don't plan to ever breed my puppy when I get him. But my breeders Boxer had 11 puppies, and now that I read up on it, 11 is a very large litter. This is also the dogs first litter, which I've read, makes the amount of puppies even more surprising. The pupies were born on the 25th of this month, which makes them 3 days old. They all weighed in at 1lb (give or take an ounce) yesterday. Now I have a few concerns. Would this large of a litter, also being the dog's first litter, cause any problems or differences with the puppies? For example: Will they be smaller than other puppies that are born from smaller litters? Will they have a greater chance of health problems early and/or late in life? Things like that... Or am I just being paranoid? So far all 11 are doing well. None have died or come down with any problems, so I guess that is a good sign. I don't know why, but getting a puppy makes me feel like a mother expecting a child
I can't help but worry and be cautious.