What’s the word for a baby dog?
A baby animal is a very young animal. 幼崽
Origin of "puppy"
Etymologists think the term puppy may come from poupeé, a French word meaning doll or toy. The word puppy doesn’t appear to have entered the English language until the late 16th century – before that, English speakers called baby dogs whelps. William Shakespeare’s King John, believed to be written in the 1590s, is one of the earliest known works to use the (super cute) term puppy-dog.
Puppies are great fun but also a great responsibility. This new addition to your family will require lots of love, attention and plenty of supplies.