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Refresh My Memory...What's the Gestation Period for Dogs?
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Lynch in E.TX    Posted 02-03-2003 at 23:07:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Haven't had a batch of pups in over 10 years...I forgot. Took Mel, our Border Collie to meet her new boyfriend today. He's a great dog...the pups should magnificant. Hope the litter is a good sized one...Mel came from a litter of 12. I almost always name my dogs three or four letter one syllable(?spell) names. 1st was Bean, and her pup that we kept was Jeff...now Mel...and we are going to keep a pup from this litter also...maybe two. Short names get their attention like a bark does. Poor Mel is locked in a big nice horse trailer with her mate, Pete...hope he's treating her well...The pups won't last long...last time we sold them all in one day. Lynch


THANKS ALL! Wish I could Upgrade My Own....    Posted 02-05-2003 at 07:27:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
...memory! Appreciate the replys with the info! Lynch


Ken N Tx    Posted 02-04-2003 at 14:43:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
siberian Huskies........63 days


Patria / PR    Posted 02-04-2003 at 09:06:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Used to breed boxers, chihuahuas, beagles and rotweilers. Gestation period, by the book, is approximately nine weeks. But from my experience it could be somewhere between the 58th day to the stated term. I used to start taking the bitche's temperature from the 50th day onward. Normal temp is about 101F. When the temperature plunges to close to 98F, you know that the puppies will be whelped within 24 hours. Again, this can vary, but it gave me an idea as I always wanted to help out. I had to run once to the vet in the middle of the night cause one of the chihuahuas needed a c-section. If I had been sleeping, she would have died, she had 8 pupies!
I made some good money but was always sorry to let them go.


Gayle    Posted 07-31-2006 at 19:20:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What day(s) will the female be most fertile to breed?


barb    Posted 09-04-2005 at 09:49:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Help I think that a beagle mated with my fox terrier.Will my terrier live if she was to go through the pregnancy?or will the pups die? Very concerned about my little spade. thanks for all your help.


WallSal55    Posted 02-04-2003 at 08:47:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
My vet told me 60 days for our huge Lab. That was 60 days exactly after her male visitor left, she had 8 puppies! SO, I would check w/vet as
ours was a large breed!


All dogs genetics are the same, and take the same amount of time...    Posted 02-05-2003 at 07:20:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That I do remember...if you look at a dogs genes alone you can't tell the difference between a St. Bernard and a Toy Poodle....or a Wolf Thanks for the info guys and gals! Lynch


Zoee    Posted 05-09-2008 at 10:24:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
YES BUUT YOU ARE NOT ANSWERING MY QUESTION !! - how long are dogs in thier mummy's tummys for????!!!!! please let me know soon ! x
OTHERWISE GDGDGD WEBSYT ! xx


cowgirlj    Posted 02-04-2003 at 06:54:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I found a little tid-bit for you:

Gestation is the period when the fetus (baby) develops in the mother's uterus. In dogs, gestation lasts 63 days from the time of ovulation. Because you don't know when ovulation occurred, you should expect puppies to be delivered anytime between 58 to 68 days from when the female was bred.
http://www.animalsdr.com/articles/info/gestationindogs.html


cowgirlj    Posted 02-04-2003 at 06:50:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How exciting Lynch.
I used to breed and raise Border Collie. They are beautiful pups. We would bring them indoors every night for an hour or two of socializing. The more human exposure they get, the easier they are to handle and train. I still own Duke, a big boy we kept from our first litter. I have never owned an easier training dog in my life. And talk about a love sponge!
Good luck with your puppies, and I look forward to seeing some pictures of them.
ps
the gestation period is seven weeks or so.


Thanks...they are rated as the...    Posted 02-05-2003 at 07:24:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
...smartest dog...and we spend tons of time with the pups...sold them all in one day last time...I've found that the females can be trained even quicker than the males...at least that is my experience. We will never own another breed of dog, ever. Plan to run 3 of them on our 25 acres. Lynch


Donna from Mo    Posted 02-04-2003 at 01:37:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
9 weeks


Bill in TN    Posted 02-04-2003 at 05:27:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've raised Beagles about 20 years now...The gestation period is 63 days....good luck!


Donna from Mo    Posted 02-04-2003 at 05:36:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Doesn't nine weeks equal 63 days?


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