The desire to have a family is hard-wired in most of us, and animals are no exception. A mother dog bonds with her pups through her sense of smell, which is why it can be a bad idea to separate the pups from their mother; depending on the olfactory (smell) system of the breed, some mothers might not recognize her tykes.


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According to one study, it's the maternal instinct which also makes female dogs more sociable than males. Dogs were presented with three, treat-filled boxes, only two of which could be opened on their own. The female dogs were far more likely to “ask” a researcher for help than males.

This list of dogs with their puppies is our tribute to these loyal canines. Do you have any photos of pooches with their pups? Post your own, or vote on your favorite below!

#1 Father And Son

Father And Son

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TrinaRisos 2 years ago

Dug from UP!

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#2 One Happy Family

One Happy Family

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Inzane_sniper 2 years ago

Looks like a plush *.*

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#4 Jameson And Remington

Jameson And Remington

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TreLoadholt 2 years ago

Love this one and their names!

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#6 Sweet Kisses

Sweet Kisses

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Ego_TheMusic 2 years ago

Mom: zzzzzzzz Puppy: Hello! Are you awake?!

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#7 Pitbull And Baby Pitbull

Pitbull And Baby Pitbull

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AdrianEast 2 years ago

Sorry but the mutilation of the ears for pointless aesthetics detracts from such a beautiful photo.

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#8 Husky And Its Baby

Husky And Its Baby

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CraigYoung 2 years ago

Cute. 'Its baby'. We all make them. Mistakes not huskies.

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#10 Nasa & Pups

Nasa & Pups

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AlishaSmith 2 years ago

Amazing <3

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#11 Puppy Bums

Puppy Bums

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IntanBrahmanti 2 years ago

The only twerking I would love to see lol

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#12 Like Father Like Son

Like Father Like Son

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ChrisLevine 2 years ago

Sweet shepherd eyes. Love it!

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#13 Mother With Her Baby

Mother With Her Baby

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AlishaSmith 2 years ago

<3 Love German Shepard's!

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#14 Like Father Like Son

Like Father Like Son

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ElizabethCummings 2 years ago

Southeastern Guide Dog, Bentley and his son.

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#15 A Mother's Love

A Mother's Love

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LeopardHorse56 2 years ago

Cute! Are they border collies??? I love border collies.....

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