On average, the length of time between the birth of puppies from the same litter is from 30 to 60 minutes. According to the American Kennel Club, more than two hours elapsing between puppies warrants a call to the veterinarian.
If a dog is straining and having strong contractions, a puppy usually emerges within 30 minutes. If more than 45 minutes elapses while the dog is having strong contractions and is straining, a call to the veterinarian is necessary. Once each puppy is born, it is necessary for an afterbirth to be released. Retained afterbirth might hinder the birthing of the remaining puppies.Learn More
A dog can be in labor from two to 12 hours, states K9PuppyDogs.com. For first-time mothers, however, labor can last up to 36 hours. The birth of the first puppy generally takes the longest.Full Answer >
Greyhounds are commonly accepted as the fastest dogs in the world, but other breeds, such as salukis and border collies, are close in speed. Over very long distances, the Alaskan husky is probably the fastest dog in the world.Full Answer >
Properly grooming a short-haired Saint Bernard includes brushing the coat at least three times a week to keep it neat and to remove shed hair, cleaning the ears weekly, trimming nails once or twice each month and bathing the dog about once a month. You need a wide-toothed comb, a rubber curry brush or hound glove, a shedding brush (during the animal's shedding season), dog nail trimmers, cotton balls and ear cleaner solution. If you plan on washing your Saint Bernard, you also need dog shampoo and conditioner.Full Answer >
A dog has a champion bloodline if he or she are directly related to dogs with champion titles given out by the American Kennel Club. A dog whose parents, grandparents, great-grandparents or even great-great-grandparents had an AKC champion title will be considered to be a dog with a champion bloodline.Full Answer >