Just wondering how many of the breeders out here have had this happen? Well we all have discussed breeding a time or two. Many of the breeders here chose to stay with the female during welp of the litter. So the question is Did you know that a female dog can stop and or shut off the delivery at any time? I will give you two areas that secures this discussion. Cocker/poodle female Shadow: One day I noticed the dog run into the dog house at my grandmother's. It was a bit of a scammpered run. So Iwent to see what the problem was. Well the dog house in question had a lifting top on it. So life was easy for me. I then looked at her and her face was grungy and slimy. I noticed down at her tail a small bulge just sitting there. Okay I was young so I gave the dog a pat on the head and walked away. I went to the house to see what time it was. So 2.00 pm serves my mind correctly. I went back somewhere around 3.00 pm. To lift up the dog house lid to find that she had 3 pups and another coming. Okay that one stopped to. I again gave her a pat on the head and walked away. I went back at 4.30 and she had 3 more pups and the last one coming out. Again that one would stop. So just out of curiousity I would stay a min longer. Nope Shadow just stopped everything from pushing to licking just everything. So I would leave and come back 10 min's latter and low and behold miss shadow was done. All pups cleaned and all pups nursing. 2) Zeita our shepherd had gone into labour at 6.00 p,m. She had everything that she needed. But truly had to be up my butt. Well it seemed very strange that when the kids made a noise and or came in the welping room she would stop her labour. She did this each and everytime. So I sincerely beleive that sometimes we as humans cause alot of delivery problems in the dogs. They need true love and compassion but alot of times just need to be left alone to do what comes naturally.