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how many times does a dog have to mate before get pregnant

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how will i know my dog is pregnant?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
Dogs cannot breed unless they are ready to be pregnant so it can often take only once to ensure pregnancy.
Most breeders usually let the dogs breed once a day for two to three days in a row to ensure pregnancy. But you count gestation as 9 weeks from the first breeding with 58-65 days being the range before pups are born.
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