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How long does it take for a dog to get pregnant after mating

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My dog mated for the first time last night and I was just wondering how long it would take for her to get pregnant.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 9 years ago.
Hi Baker,

A dog's sperm can live for a few days inside the female. But when counting forward to determine when puppies are born, you would use the first date of mating.

Puppies are born approximately 57 to 64 days after breeding with the average being 63 days depending on when ovulation occurred.

Hope this answers your question.

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