How Long Are Dachshunds Pregnant For And What Are The 7 Stages Of The Pregnancy?

How long are dachshunds pregnant for and what are the 7 stages of the pregnancy? What are the main signs to keep track of? 

How Long Are Dachshunds Pregnant For?

On average, a dachshund pregnancy – both for standard and miniature dachshunds – should last about 2 months or 2 months and a few days. 

Week 1

During the first week, you may notice your Doxie experiencing slight nausea and vomiting but that symptom isn’t always present.

Weeks 2 & 3

The fertilized egg will move and attach to the uterus during this second stage.

During this week, the puppies become noticeable on ultrasound. 

Week 4

Weeks 5 & 6

The weight of the fetuses will increase approximately 75% during Week 5. They’ll start looking like “real” puppies on the ultrasound.

Week 7

The mother will start shedding her belly hear during this stage – that’s perfectly normal. 

Week 8

This stage marks the period of time during which your dog can go into labor at any moment. 

This is the week during which your dog will most likely give birth. 

Week 9

Should last about 2 months or 2 months and a few days. Or, more precisely – about 63 to 65 days on average. 

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