Breeding German Shepherds and other breeds of dogs.
by Dennis Fisher.


This article is one of a great many articles written by Dennis Fisher about a very wide variety of subjects concerning different  dogs, such as obedience training, breeding, showing, health matters, training problems and other subjects.  All these articles appear on Dennis Fisher's websites.   Visit the site that has been set up specifically for German Shepherd Dog enthusiasts, or  if you interested in a breed   other than German Shepherd Dogs


Question:  What is the usual period that a bitch is in whelp?

Answer:   The usual period from the time that she has been mated is 63 days, but this period can vary by quite a few days.  A bitch quite often whelp as early as 58 days after being mated, and sometimes the period extends a little over the 63 day period.

If the period extends more than a day or two over the 63 day period, it would be wise to seek Veterinary advice.