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.

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!

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One Happy Family

One Happy Family

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#3

I, Big Wrinkle, Made All These Little Wrinkles

I, Big Wrinkle, Made All These Little Wrinkles

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#4

Jameson And Remington

Jameson And Remington

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#6

Sweet Kisses

Sweet Kisses

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#7

Pitbull And Baby Pitbull

Pitbull And Baby Pitbull

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AdrianEast
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Husky And Its Baby

Husky And Its Baby

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CraigYoung
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#9

French Bulldog And Its Puppy

French Bulldog And Its Puppy

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#11

Puppy Bums

Puppy Bums

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#12

Like Father Like Son

Like Father Like Son

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#13

Mother With Her Baby

Mother With Her Baby

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#14

Like Father Like Son

Like Father Like Son

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#15

A Mother's Love

A Mother's Love

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LeopardHorse56
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#16

So My Bulldog Seems To Be Pretty Proud Of His Son

So My Bulldog Seems To Be Pretty Proud Of His Son

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#19

Six Sweet Puppies Sitting With Mother

Six Sweet Puppies Sitting With Mother

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#20

Mother And Daughter

Mother And Daughter

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LoisReese
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very unfortunate they chose to crop the puppy's ears. With an adult dog, you don't know who had it done, but it's clear this owner made a poor choice in doing so with this pup. Oddly, the mama's ears appear to be natural. Ear-cropping is not widely done anymore for a variety of very good reasons.

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#21

Adorable Mini-me Version

Adorable Mini-me Version

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#22

Puppy

Puppy

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FemmyMe
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But I do look most like mommy and I will be thiiiis big too!

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#23

Golden Retriever Love

Golden Retriever Love

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#24

Proud Father And Son

Proud Father And Son

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#25

Newborn Puppy With Mother

Newborn Puppy With Mother

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#26

Cute Boop

Cute Boop

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CarlySienko
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm so glad there were rotties in this mix!! So gorgeous when they're young.

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#27

Husky Puppie With His Mother

Husky Puppie With His Mother

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MillieGrams
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So sweet. I had a male Siberian. He was a great dog but also a great escape artist. LOL.

#28

Charlie + Chaplin (father + Son)

Charlie + Chaplin (father + Son)

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DeanaDixon
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Their cuteness! Their names! My heart can't take it! :)

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#29

My Golden Retriever And Her 3 Day Old Puppies

My Golden Retriever And Her 3 Day Old Puppies

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#30

Zombie Night

Zombie Night

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#31

The World’s Largest Pitbull Hulk And His Puppies

The World’s Largest Pitbull Hulk And His Puppies

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stanleyscout
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You don't know that. That is a harsh acusation.

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#32

Mini Me

Mini Me

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Camila Moraga
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this one, the little one looks more curious than his mom, she looks in love of the photographer

#33

With Mom

With Mom

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#34

A Few Hours After Giving Birth

A Few Hours After Giving Birth

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#35

Dog And Its Puppy

Dog And Its Puppy

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Noella Burgett
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The ribbon is to teach it to leave a collar alone as well. Our breeder didn't do it, and Midas took a while to get used to the collar. The could hurt themselves if they don't learn this.

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#36

Bulldog Mommy With Her Puppies

Bulldog Mommy With Her Puppies

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FemmyMe
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

".. then check if the left is clear of traffic! "

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#37

Our Beloved Lulu And Her Little Girl

Our Beloved Lulu And Her Little Girl

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#38

Sleeping Buddies

Sleeping Buddies

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#41

Sencha The Jack Russel With Newborn Puppies

Sencha The Jack Russel With Newborn Puppies

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#42

Puppy Love

Puppy Love

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#44

Lil Boop

Lil Boop

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#45

Mother With Her Puppy

Mother With Her Puppy

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#46

Tula Bonds With Her Boy

Tula Bonds With Her Boy

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#47

Proud Mary And Her Puppy

Proud Mary And Her Puppy

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#48

This Little Girl Had Just Been Brought Into This World

This Little Girl Had Just Been Brought Into This World

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#49

Puppy And His Mom

Puppy And His Mom

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#50

Son And Mommy!

Son And Mommy!

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