My friend has put a deposit down on a litter of Cockador puppies, she has been to see breeder,and was more than happy with mum (Small black lab) and dads(Working cocker) temperament etc.Unfortunately mum has turned on her pups and has killed some of them,this is her first litter and maybe it was too much for her, i think she had 9 pups in total. My friends puppy wasnt one of these and so she is left with a dilema! Puppies are coming upto 4 wks old,and are being hand reared aswell as having 1 feed with mum supervised. They all live in the house, and mum is being seperated from the pups apart from that 1 feed a day, So here are a few question,please any feedback will be greatly appreciated!
A) Will the pups develop any psychological problems from being separated from mum??? They are getting plenty of love and attention from the breeders and their 6 yr old daughter.
B) Will the pup(it is a girl) inherit any of mums strange behaviour,and should they be concerned??? The breeder has said this is so out of character for her as she is so loving and calm.
My friend is confused whether to get this puppy or not,and as you are all so helpfull on here i thought i would get your advice