Originally Posted by Aleron
From a reproductive health standpoint, singletons and small litters from natural breedings are a bit concerning, especially if it happens repeatedly. Except in toys, where it is considered normal. From a behavior standpoint, I do think people tend to worry a bit too much about it.
Agreed...the few times I've heard of one puppy being produced, there were ongoing reproductive issues with the bitch. Or two puppies would be born, one would die or have a defect. Rebreed and the dog wouldn't take, or aborted the litter. If the puppy produced is healthy and just going to be a pet...should be fine?