how long is a miniature dachshund pregnant?

Should a mini dachshund mix have her puppies at home and can there be problems in delivery?

Asked by Member 1029316 on Apr 4th 2011 in Pregnancy
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The gestation period for dogs is 63 days from date of conception.

A female should have regular Vet check-ups during pregnancy, extra food and vitamins and extra rest. Your Vet will answer all the questions you can think of. See the Vet ASAP!

Snickers answered on 4/4/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Billie Bob

Gestation is 63 days for any breed of dog. They don't always have them exactly to the date, you begin taking their temperature at about 55 days. when it drops over a degree then they usually welp within about 24 hours. It is best to have an x-ray taken prior to the delivery date so you know how many puppies are in there. If the next one isn't delivered within about 4 hours of the last one, you should get her to the vet for a possible C-section. They are generally born about every 45 minutes to an hour apart.

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just wanted to add that ultrasounds are a little safer for babies that aren't born then xrays.
I think it is better and you can get a nice pic.

I think it is extremely important in first answer that you maintain vet checks throughout the entire pregnancy. This ensures the dog is doing well and all the babies as well. The vet will do the temp checks for you and let you know the onset of early or late delivery issues.
He can also do any neccessary tests to know for sure if the dog should have babies to begin with. It is best to go the extra mile when it comes to pregnant doggies :)

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I have always had x-rays done, and have had no adverse results effecting the puppies. It only need be done once, so the radiation will be minimal. Ultrasounds may be a bit costly. Otherwise, I agree that vet checks be done, at least one near the beginning, one about 1/2 way, and one closer to whelping. But talk with your vet, your dogs individual health issues may require more attention.

Member 1029199 answered on 4/4/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest - Dieta is right. I'm going to school for vet tech and the instructor told us that x-rays are HIGHLY not recommended for a pregnant dog. If you want to see how many babies she's having ultrasounds are safer for the mother and her pups. They also give a better picture of the pups. Dogs are generally pregnant for 3 months. you should research on pregnancy complications so you'll be aware of what to look for and what to do if it happens.

Jazzy answered on 4/4/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

TaneyCo Girley Girl

your mini dash hound should have a knowledgable person assisting if a problem comes up. knowledgable would be a breeder in your area that you can get to come over when she begins whelping, or a vet if you can afford it. a Mix? hmmmm

TaneyCo Girley Girl answered on 4/6/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer