Dogs are amazing, and they are more than just our best friends. You can’t deny the fact that dogs are cute, smart and loyal. We all know someone who has a super intelligent dog.
Interestingly, dogs are able to form bonds with their littermates. Yes, they don’t have to spend too much time with their siblings.
Dogs will recognize their siblings every time they meet each other. They recognize their body language and attitude. The pups are attentive or calm, and they can’t stop sniffing their sibling.
Susan Killip shared an emotional story of two cockapoos Monty and Rosie. The siblings had a surprise meeting, and they remembered each other instantly. Susan said it was “lovely, they both jumped up and hugged each other,” adding that “it was amazing they remembered each other after 10 months of not seeing each other.”
“They were born at Bishop Middleham on 30th June,” Susan said. “There were 6 puppies, but Monty and Rosie were always together. We had picked Rosie as she was the little quiet puppy in the corner and our friend Jean, who decided to get a puppy too, picked Monty.
Due to complications with the breeder, Jean looked after Rosie for 2 weeks after we picked her up in September as we already had a holiday booked. They spent a week together and had so much fun.
We picked her up after our holiday and brought her back home and she never saw Monty again until about 3 weeks ago, as Jean and David live in the next village, so we never see them. We often text each other to see how the dogs are doing, but we never had time due to work commitments to meet up.”
Libby Pincher shared the conversation with her dad, and the entire reunion went viral.
pls look at what my dad sent me this morning I cannot even😭❣️🐶 pic.twitter.com/QTy5J8uEwZ
— 𝐋𝐈𝐁𝐁𝐘 🦋 (@libpincher) May 19, 2020
His business partner, Dave, walked Monty in Aycliffe, County Durham. There was a similar dog nearby, and the owners had a quick talk. They soon realized the pups were coming from the same litter.
“So, Dave was out walking his dog, and there was a couple walking towards him with a white version of his dog. Turns out they are brother and sister from the same litter. But instead of just playing like they do with other dogs, look at this.”
Experts believe that the dogs really recognized each other. According to Steven R. Lindsey, dogs can recognize their littermates only if they have spent over 6 weeks in the same spot.
A dog’s nose is 10,000 times more sensitive than yours. They can sniff their siblings, and studies have also shown that dogs can remember faces. DNA plays a big role in the process, too.
“Dogs of the same breed often gravitate toward each other,” Tufts University explains. “What we know is this: The scent of another dog stays with a dog for a long time … But whether the dog is processing that it’s a familial connection, we’ll probably never know for sure.”
Monty and Rosie will spend a lot of time together in the future. They will hang out together, and we can’t wait to see more pics of their next reunion.