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How long can a chiahuaua go between birth of puppies? Her second litter in 7 months
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This is Dr. Christian. Welcome to JustAnswer. Technically can have puppies during every heat cycle which usually occur every 6 months or so. However, this is hard on a dog's body since pregnancy and lactation requires a lot of energy. It can be very draining on the mother dog, causing poor hair coat, loss of weight and other medical problems. It is generally recommended not to breed a dog more than once yearly for this reason. If you have more questions please let me know.

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