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Q. Can you tell me how long it takes for my female to have puppies after she is bred?
Can you tell me how long it takes for my female to have puppies after she is bred?

A. The normal gestation is 62 days, but there are extenuating circumstances. Semen can live in a female for up to 5 days after breeding. Which means that a female could get bred to a male and not get pregnant until 4 or 5 days after the breeding. If you ask a vet they will refer to their text books and tell you that the time can vary from 58 to 70 days after a breeding before a female whelps her litter.
  
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