Whether it is a Great Dane, or the tiny Chihuahua, the gestation period for dogs is the same, approximately nine weeks.
Ask most dog lovers and they will tell you that you should have your pet spayed or neutered, the sooner the better. For most pet owners it is good advice to have their pets altered if they don’t intend to breed. However, it’s a good idea to know all of the medical facts about spaying and neutering before you make a decision for your pet.
What many people don’t understand, and what I failed to see originally, is that breeding is a heavy responsibility. Sure, you can simply breed a dog to produce that one litter and there is always a reason why you should but for every reason to breed there are ten reasons not to breed.
What you want in your breeder is someone that is more than happy to talk with you whether this is over the phone or through email. The breeder will also be more than happy to answer any questions and she or he will have questions for you to answer. A great breeder will want to know that the puppy is going to a good home.
There is a short answer to this and a long answer to this. Generally speaking, a dog is pregnant in the vicinity of 62 days. Dogs who are blessed with smaller litters can outlive that deadline by about a week and dogs with a large litter may deliver their pups about a week short of that.
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