Why do puppies wear collars?


Someone asked me the other day why you often see tiny puppies with collars on.

Quite simply it is so you can tell them apart, particularly in a litter like the one above where they all look so similar.

In litters this size you often need to supplement mum’s milk with hand-feeding and these collars make it easier for you to keep track of who has eaten and who hasn’t, who is eating enough and who isn’t, who is gaining weight or not. It also helps you to clearly mark a puppy if they are all booked early.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

3 thoughts

  1. A little over a year ago we had this picture already on the 11. of March 2015 and I still have the same impression of the mother dogs expression! The number of puppies she gave birth to is really a lot for this breed, a Berner Sennenhund.

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