You see, we also had plans to breed our Bouvier bitch, Danica, upon passing her required health tests over the summer. And since Mother Nature loves creating hormonal chaos when more than one bitch lives in the same house, Lara the Scottie came in season three weeks earlier than we had anticipated. Our fall animal husbandry plans took a jolted jump into warp speed. After a month of hormones gone wild and breeding after breeding, Rod and I knew both girls were successfully covered. Mother Nature was taking her course. The four-week waiting period before an ultrasound could confirm if puppies were on the way seemed to drag on forever.
Accuracy of prediction of canine litter size and gestational age with ultrasound.
Canine Pregnancy Testing in a Comfortable Environment
Nothing is as rewarding as welcoming new life into the world, especially if that new life happens to belong to a litter of puppies. The prospect of a new litter is exciting, but just like human pregnancies, dog pregnancies can be confusing and stressful. If your dog is pregnant, or if you are planning on breeding your dog, there is so much information that you need to know , from the signs of pregnancy in dogs to caring for your pregnant bitch. Here are the answers to your questions. When planning to breed your dog , you need to know the length of the gestation period in dogs. Knowing how long your dog is pregnant for will help you plan for things like veterinary checkups, emergencies, and most exciting, whelping. Dogs are pregnant for approximately 63 days, or about two months.
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Jacobs is a breeder-veterinarian who breeds and shows Alaskan malamutes. She owns a breeder referral hospital where she enjoys working with breeder and performance dog enthusiasts. You have the perfect pedigrees, the breedings went well, and now you are patiently waiting to see if the breedings actually took. It can be an excruciating wait, and even I, as a breeder-veterinarian, am out there eyeing my bitches just like you, looking for tell-tale signs of whether or not there will be puppies: Is she eating slower? Does she look like her belly is getting bigger?