How Long Do Dogs Carry Puppies before Giving Birth?


Dogs carry puppies for a period of 9 weeks before giving birth. Depending on the breed and health of the mother, anywhere from 1 to dozens of puppies may be born.
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Before giving birth, dogs normally carry their puppies for 9 weeks or around 63 days. Smaller dogs may deliver earlier than larger dogs. However, most dogs are able to deliver without any issues or complications.
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