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Ruben   International

2/27/2013 9:09:21 AM

Sherma, since they are male and female proves they are not identical, Identical twins have always same gender

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Sherma   Conyers, Georgia

1/29/2013 5:26:37 AM

I jus wanted to know if dogs can have twins, because my friends mated their pitbulls dogs and 2 of them came out looking like one another, one was a male and the other a female. The male was just a shade darker then his sister, and their are both brendles. So i was jus curious and was trying to get a medical answer..

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suzanne   sunderland, Armed Forces Americas

1/5/2013 11:35:27 AM

I live in uk my Staffordshire bull terrier just 3weeks had 10 pups 1set of twins, 1 pure white and the other pure black. Is that unusal

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tracey   manchester, Wyoming

12/30/2012 2:27:34 PM

2 dogs 1 sack and 1 cord is that common or uncommon ?

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sara   albuquerque, New Mexico

9/17/2012 2:12:34 AM

I have two Identical Westie girls that are 6 weeks old. Know one can tell them apart including my husband and myself. We have differnt collars and one foot on one of them has their nails painted. This is the only way to telll them apart. I don't need any DNA tests to prove they are identical because I know along with everyone else that have come in contact with them that are Identical.

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Drake   Kawartha lakes, ON

2/25/2012 8:25:28 AM

dog just gave birth last night, and we have been breeding dogs for years, over 15 years straight, we know the difference between conjoined and non-conjoined sacs, there is a clear way to tell, and the dog that gave birth to the TWINS it was a complete sac, not conjoined, the two dogs that were birthed from the sac were slightly smaller then the rest, and share the exact same characteristics, when parted, they both whine/cry, and their eyes are still closed. DNA testing costs a large amount, that is why there has been no "Dna report" of it happening. The OP feeds on that fact to display his argument, which is not an actual fact. Dogs are mammals, which gives a 10% chance of them actually giving birth to twins, just like any mammal, actually most real facts before spouting out opinion based facts.

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Michaela   Akron, OH

2/18/2012 4:37:29 PM

I have two identical twin shih tzu black females that were born in the same sac, shared the same embilical cord. It was a short embilical cord and almost needed surgery to safely part them. They are 8 weeks old and walk side by side, sleep together, do everything together. We named them Maybelline and L'Oreal. :)

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DogMan   Cairns, AL

1/8/2012 6:54:26 AM

Posters would benefit from reading the OP more carefully. You may believe that two pups are attached to the same placenta, but, as the OP has made clear, two placentas can conjoin and APPEAR to be one. It ain't necessarily so. The OP is correct - only DNA tests of the purported identical twins can conclusively demonstrate that their DNA is the same. If their DNA is not the same, then they are NOT identical, even if they appear externally to be identical. Listen and read; think and learn.

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Beth   Vienna, WV

12/29/2011 7:37:48 AM

A breeder friend I know just had identical French Bulldog puppies born 12/2011. Because our breed has their puppies born by cesarian section it is proof positive that when the sac is opened and there are two pups sharing the same placenta that they are indeed twins. So the answer to this question is "yes". It must be pretty rare though.

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Sharon Stanford   Las Animas, CO

11/4/2011 2:38:26 PM

I TOO HAVE TWIN BOXER BULLDOG MIX AND TWO OF THE FIVE PUPPIES LIKE EACH OTHER VERY MUCH. THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE IS THAT ONE OF THEIR TAILS CURLS TO THE LEFT AND THE OTHER TO THE RIGHT. THE OTHER PUPPIES LOOKED NOTHING LIKE THEM AND ALL THEIR TSILS CURL TO THE LEFT ALSO. COULD THEY BE MIRROR IMAGE TWINS? I LIKE TO THINK SO ANYWAY.

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Ray-Anne   Duncan, MN

9/23/2011 9:59:02 AM

Dogs can be identical twins. Our pomeranian dam had a litter 2 weeks ago. She birthed 2 identical male twins. They were born in the same placenta with 2 seperate cords that turned into one! They have the exact same markings and everything.

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jenny   gateshead, MS

11/30/2010 11:35:23 AM

I have identical twin rottweilers,they are 8 month old its like mirror image,they are very funny everything they do is at the same time they love getting bathed and dried with a hairdryer,and love to have a dummy when they go to sleep they are so laid back its unreal they are great with my 2 young daughters and also sleep,eat and play with my 2yr old tomcat my opinion of rottweilers are very different now.

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Karen   Johannesburg, AL

10/25/2010 9:50:23 PM

My dog Ruby - a pedigreed Shetland Sheepdog - and her sister Siana were in the same sac when they were born. I just met the sister this weekend and it is eery how similar they are. Siana is substantially smaller than Ruby but their faces are identical. Ruby has a bigger frill around her shoulders and her legs are marked differently. Ruby has a tiny white stripe on her nose. Otherwise they are identical in every way!

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Grace   Madisonville, KY

2/18/2010 12:39:56 PM

Something I'd NEVER even thought about until a friend of mine was telling me about his hunting dogs, who are twins. Now I'm curious and interestingly enough there is VERY limited resources concerning this on the internet(which is VERY unusual). At any rate, apparently even paternal twins don't have the same markings.

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Bernie   Malden, MA

1/26/2010 4:08:01 PM

Hmm.

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

1/25/2010 6:29:06 PM

Interesting. Thanks!

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Jay   Glendale, AZ

1/25/2010 5:32:13 PM

I've always wondered about this.

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Sue   Sawyer, MI

1/25/2010 4:55:03 PM

This is REALLY interesting!

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Mike   Quebeck, TN

11/24/2009 3:17:25 AM

I have two puppies that were born in the same sack and also shared the same markings as well as the same sex. These two pups are half the size of their siblings yet, both are healthy. One has three teats on the left four on the right, the other opposite. They also share a white spot under the chin and on the breast. because they are Dobermans they look exactly alike as both are black and rust but, one pup is smaller and somewhat less developed. They are growing fine but half the size of siblings. Would these be canidates to be checked for identical twins?

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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

11/7/2009 7:28:52 PM

good article thanks

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