You know your dogs better then any one else. What is the point in letting the father around the babies? You must protect the babies, so I would suggest you do not allow the Dad around babies.
I have one gentle male and I have one ruff working male, who wants to do nothing but work, and he can be ruff. He wa sthe father to the baby, so I held the baby and protected the baby and showed him (who is pictured) his new baby. He kissed the baby, and wanted to smell to see if it was a girl, of course, and the puppy was a girl, so he licks the butt area of course he is a male and likes the girls. A few weeks later again I show him his puppy girl and he wanted to grab her away from me to play with her... If I do not give him the bbay he will jump high and bark, he want to play ruff with the baby, this could cause a death, so you must be careful. The male dog knows something is going on when the female gives birth, they can smell it, they want to see what it is.
I showed the baby to my gentle male, and all he did was kiss and kiss the baby, he loves the baby, since he is gentle he was gentle with the baby, again he smells to see if it is a boy or girl, he cleans the baby better then the Mom. Soon to walk away and loose interest..
What them when they get bigger so the males don't play ruff and toss the little baby around. I do show the males their babies...You there to hold and protect the baby, and you know your dogs.
Hope this helps
Father dogs don't know they are a new Father. To them, the puppies are strange dogs on his turf. Keep the Daddy- dog or any other dog ( other than Mama of course ) away from the puppies. They could kill them with one bite to the neck. If the Daddy- dog is yours, introduce him to each puppy one at a time, over a few days, BUT while an adult is around that the Father dog listens to. That way if Daddy dog decides to get aggressive, the adult can stop him. Good Luck and have fun !
No, but the dad will be in danger of being harmed by the mum if he is let near them too soon.
Shes need her peace.
Actually my dog had puppies a few days ago and the father of the new born puppies has been quite curious. He has been going up to the kennel and smelling the puppies. The mother has been really defensive but unfortunately today the father went into the kennel and started a fight with the mother and during the fight one of the precious puppies got injured! So I suggest keeping the father as far away as possible. They are jealous creatures and you don't want to take the chance.
Yes, actually. The father might become jealous and attack or eat his puppies. So you shouldn't let ANY male dogs including the father when the mother is in labor and soon after birth.
Of course not. No more than a human daddy will hurt his new baby.
Oh my god really my male dog(father) is in with my female who is pregnant ( 2nd time) . Mia went into labour last time and we got there just in time to move Nip (male dog). I don't know how along Mia is but shes usually wanting attention from me and sometimes shes tired her nipples are bigger and she fairly fat. My dad doesnt believe me that she around 5-7 weeks along he says shes 3 weeks but I know more about dogs than he does. He wont let me move the male dog ...I don't want to find dead puppy's one day when I walk over there!
It is highly possible, male dogs don't care for their young