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My 3 yr old Sheltie is pregnant. How many puppies do ...

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My 3 yr old Sheltie is pregnant. How many puppies do Shelties tend to have?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Gina replied 6 years ago.

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The average litter size for a Sheltie is 4-6 pups. Once she is about 55 days into her pregnancy, you can (and should) have your vet do a quick x-ray of your girl so you can know about how many to expect. This makes delivery so much easier on YOU :) About a week before her due date, start taking her temperature 2x per day...when it drops below 99 degrees, whelping should begin within 24 hours :) Normal temp is 100-102.5 Good luck to you and your girl and the happiest of holidays to you :)

Gina, Breeder and Health Care Specialist
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 5857
Experience: 15+ years experience in animal health care. Hobby breeder of Olde English Mastiffs and owned by an English Bulldog.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
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My Sheltie ended her heat cycle on 10/30/07. How would I know when she became pregnant? She was in heat about 3 weeks.
Expert:  Gina replied 6 years ago.
She would likely have been bred around the 17th of October give or take a few days in either direction. The pregnancy lasts 58-63 days. So go ahead and give your vet a call today to set up the appointment to have an x-ray done. This will also confirm the pregnancy :) Good luck and hope this helps you further :)
Gina, Breeder and Health Care Specialist
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 5857
Experience: 15+ years experience in animal health care. Hobby breeder of Olde English Mastiffs and owned by an English Bulldog.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to Gina's Post: Thank you so much Gina!! You were very helpful!!
Expert:  Gina replied 6 years ago.

You are so very welcome and do let me know when she has her pups :) Always an exciting time :) Here is one more link that might help you so put it in your favorites. :)

Click here: The "Heat" Cycle

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