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Q. I bred my male to my bitch 3 times. How do I know if she is pregnant?
How do I tell if my bitch is preg? Have had her to the vet, he say's he does not think she is, but could be just to early too tell. They mated the 10th, 15th and 18th of April 2000. The male is only 6 months, so we were surprised to say the least the mating took place. The Vet also said that it is possible she could be carrying only 1 to 2 pups, that would not be so easy to detect. We have noticed sluggishness and seems to us her ribs are spreading. How can we tell, other than with time? I don't want to over feed her, but if she is possible. I want to increase her food.

A. I don't know what you are doing breeding a 6 month old male. That's crazy - I am not sure the AKC will register dogs from a breeding this young. In my opinion they should not.

Doing what you have done gives good reputable breeders a bad name.

Gestation is 62 days.
  
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