Do mom dogs miss their puppies?
Mother dog and puppies
So mother dogs may remember their puppies years later, but does that mean they miss them? Some mother dogs will actually get aggressive at puppies who continue to live with them after six months, sort of like human parents who want their 18-year-old child to move out of the house.
Do Puppies remember their mothers?
Puppy mothers can remember their offspring. Protecting and caring for their young is instinctive in female domesticated dogs, just as it is for canines in the wild. If a litter of puppies remains with Mama long enough, their memory is imprinted and she will recognize the adult dogs as hers in later years.
How long will a puppy misses his mother?
Do dogs remember their parents?
Studies show dogs can recognize their parents and siblings, but whether that recognition is based on scent or some other factor is still not known for certain. Although adult dogs can recognize close relatives, that ability depends on what happened to the dog as a puppy during a short window of time.