Golden retrievers have, on average, eight puppies in a litter. That means they can have more or less! The range of puppies in a litter goes from 4 to 12!
It can be taxing on the mom to nurse all her babies, and if they don’t nurse enough, it affects the development of the puppies. Weaning, according to allaboutgoldens.com, should begin when the puppies are about three weeks old. Introduce the puppies to soft puppy food, and within a few days, they should be looking forward to eating it!
You may need to have momma leave the room while her puppies eat, some mommas don’t like their pups to feed themselves! In this video, Kali’s babies are 49 days old and are chasing mom at the beginning. Finally, mom gets to curl up while her pups run around and play! With all the toys and attention, these pups aren’t likely to get bored!
Feature Image Source: K Miller