5 min. read

How Long is a Dog Pregnant?

Bethany Charlton

What to expect when your dog is expecting? As you and your dog are approaching a very exciting time, it's only natural to have a thousand questions. How long is my dog pregnant for? What's normal and what's not? Don't worry; we're here to help you understand your dog's pregnancy timeline.

On average, a dog's pregnancy lasts approximately 63 days. That might seem like a long time, but believe me, it's worth the wait! During these nine weeks, your dog will experience exciting changes as her body nurtures those little bundles of joy.

It's important to remember that the length of the pregnancy can vary depending on your dog's breed, size, and individual differences. Smaller breeds tend to have shorter pregnancies, sometimes around 58-61 days, while larger breeds can have pregnancies up to 65 days. Just like us, every dog is unique!

During the first few weeks of pregnancy, you may not notice any physical changes in your dog. However, as the weeks pass, you might spot some telltale signs. Increased appetite, weight gain, nipple enlargement, and behavioural changes are all common indicators that your pup is growing her furry family.

Now, let's take a moment to address the elephant in the room: the "oops" pregnancies. We know accidents and unexpected litter can happen. In these situations, it's important to consider all options carefully. As a responsible pet owner, you need to make decisions that prioritise the well-being of the mum and her puppies.

When it comes to dog pregnancy, knowledge is power. Knowing the journey your dog is about to begin can help you provide the best care and support throughout the process. We always recommend consulting a veterinarian who can guide you and make sure your dog is healthy and happy.

At Edgard & Cooper, we believe real pets deserve real food. That's why our recipes are expertly cooked using real, natural ingredients that you can understand.

During your dog's pregnancy, the most important things are to keep her happy, healthy and relaxed. Feeding her real food that provides proper nutrition is key and will keep her and her puppies healthy.

Feed your puppy nutritious & tasty food for easy routine feeding.
Check it out

Feed your puppy nutritious & tasty food for easy routine feeding.
Learn more

Like what you see?

Join thousands of other dog and cat lovers in the pet food revolution


About Edgard & Cooper


Joyful pet food

Eating is one of life’s simple joys, so why overcomplicate things? Unlike most other pet foods, we treat nature’s ingredients with respect and make food that’s naturally healthy and full of flavour.


Play nice with nature

We’re on a mission to become the world’s most sustainable pet food. We love nature, so we pledge to make real, lasting change through our targets of zero carbon, fully sustainable packaging and ethically sourced ingredients.


Friends stick together

We donate 1% of our sales to the Edgard & Cooper Foundation, which works with charities that improve the lives of cats and dogs today, while protecting them tomorrow.