CONCEPTION TO BITH
WEEK BY WEEK
~ TO DO LIST BEFORE BREEDING ~
Hips and Elbows Test: Your dog should have his/her hips tested and certified. ...
Eye Test: The bad news – There are many genetic eye problems. ...
Heart Test: Like the eye exam, it is recommended to have this test done yearly.
Brucellosis Test: This is a VERY NECESSARY test, even if you are having your female dog artificially inseminated.
63 DAYS TOTAL GESTAION
Pregnancy begins from ovulation when fertilization has take place from the male's sperm.
WEEK BY WEEK
WEEK ONE: Your female will ovulate, and the male will fertilize the egg.
WEEK TWO: The embryo will be four cells at the beginning of the week and 64 cells by the end of the week and enter the uterus.
WEEK THREE: The Fetuses start to embed themselves into the uterine lining
WEEK FOUR: Eyeballs and limbs are starting to form.
WEEK FIVE: Toes and nails develop at this stage along with sexual characteristics.
WEEK SIX: At this stage puppy's organs are fully formed and mom is gaining weight.
WEEK SEVEN: FETUSES GROW COATS
WEEK EIGHT: Puppies are fully formed and waiting to meet mom.
WEEK NINE: Puppies can be born anytime; mom is in the nesting phase. It is a good time to start taking her temperature and when is drops below 100 degrees. look for her to delivery.