About a month ago we got a dog from the pound. She is only eleven months old and, we just realized, pregnant. Will such a young dog be able to care for her puppies? I have read that animals sometimes don't do what they are supposed to (tearing off membranes, nursing, etc) and I have NO experience with this sort of thing. My other dog was elderly when we got her!
Age probably has nothing to do with it. There are many books available on welping dogs. Look into it. vetcare