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Can a dog get pregnant if they dont tie

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My dog has been "mounted" by a male dog, but they have not "tied", can she still get pregnant?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Louis Gotthelf replied 11 years ago.
It can happen, but because of the configuration of the bitch's cervix, it is not a high chance. When dogs "tie" the male's urethra is held in place on the cervix by the swelling in his penis, essentially locking the semen in the cervix when he ejaculates. Without tying up, very few sperm cells can move through the cervix.