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Thread: How do you mark your puppies in a litter?

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    Default How do you mark your puppies in a litter?

    I just curious on how you mark you puppies in a litter. I've heard of a few ways such as finger polish, collars, ribbons, etc, etc.

    I've always had smaller litters in such a way that I would clip a spot of hair on the shoulders of the females and hind end of the males or other variations. BUT with 11 pups, I don't want to do any Mohawks

    This just got me thinking and now I'm asking.
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    Rick rack or those paper puppy collars you can get out of a vet catalog. rick rack is my favorite. I did nail polish once and you have to keep reapplying every few days. Too much maintenance with that.

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    www.crittercollars.com

    Used them with 4 litters so far and LOVE them.

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    Different colors of yarn.
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    EJay Bands (http://www.revivalanimal.com/store/p...-ID-Bands.aspx). I've used these for seven litters and love them. Not good for the first few hours after birth. I write the birth order number for each pup on its collar before putting it on using the permanent marker (simply a sharpie) provided.

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    I had some small collars with velcro that worked great when I had Labs. I had 2 of each color with a 1 & 2 so I knew order. As they grew I got small adjustable collars and taped the snaps shut.

    With Parsons it's a whole different ballgame. Both litters I have had the bitches have gotten the collars off. Lucky for me I can write down color pattern on face and body, if any, for keeping track. Had two white males in the last litter and lucky for me one had two small tan spots on the back of his skull. Also, one ended up being a smooth and one a broken coat.

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    My bitches pull at the collars so I use nail polish until they are weaned.
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    http://www.litterbands.com/

    I loved these with my Hook litter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boondux View Post
    http://www.litterbands.com/

    I loved these with my Hook litter.
    My choice as well. Been using them for several years now and just ordered a new set of them. (toy for newborns, and the next size up for ~4 wks on) Anne

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    i use small dog collars.......i use to use a marker inside the ear but the small dog collars work well so i use them now

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