Can A Dog Get Pregnant By More Than One Dog?

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In this post, we will answer the question: can a female get pregnant from two male dogs?

However, before we do, if you are lucky enough to own two or more dogs, we wrote a blog post all about double dog beds for pairs of dogs.

So if your pet dogs like sleeping in the same dog bed, then you should check out this post on some dog beds for two dogs reviews.

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Now let’s look into pregnancy in dogs, and can more than one stud dog make a female pregnant?

Can Dogs Get Pregnant By More Than One Dog?

YES is the simple answer!

It is entirely possible for two males to make one female dog pregnant.

A normal, healthy female will come into heat two times a year.

If you want to breed only purebred puppies, you need to keep a very close eye on your female dog during this period.

Let’s say you take your purebred bitch to a stud dog to mate, hoping to breed some beautiful purebred puppies.

But then later that day, your female dog escapes and mates with a random male of any random breed.

It is possible for your bitch to get pregnant from both of them.

So the litter of puppies would have pups with two different fathers and would need a DNA test to see which puppies came from which father!

Note – You might also find this post about stopping aggression between two dogs useful. Or this one looking at owning two dogs.

Could My Dog Be Pregnant by More Than One Dog?

If you have not left the bitch unattended, if she has either been caged or watch the whole time she was in heat, then no, she can’t.

But if she escaped or was left unattended with male dogs, yes, she could have a litter of puppies from more than one father.

At this point, there is nothing you can about it, apart from wait and see what the new puppies look like when they are born.

How to Stop a Dog Getting Pregnant by Two Different Dogs?

If you do not want your pet dog to have puppies, the best thing you can do is get her spayed at the vets.

Sadly, the world is full of unwanted puppy litters, so anything we can all do to prevent any more from being born is a really good thing.

But if you want to breed your bitch with a specific one male stud, you have to make sure 100% that this is the only male that gets anywhere near her during her season.

To be totally sure and confident of this, you need to expect the season to last up to four weeks.

Keep a very, very close eye on her when the time is round about due.

As soon as she starts acting differently to normal, with different body language and behaviors, it would be best if you assumed she could get pregnant.

During this time, apart from the one father you want her to have the litter of new puppies with, she should be kept away from all other males.

Is it Bad if a Dog Gets Pregnant from More Than One Dog?

No is the short answer. It is not unhealthy for your pet pooch, and she should be fine with multiple fathers for the same litter of puppies.

Obviously, if you were hoping for purebred puppies and the other pup she mates with isn’t a pure breed from the same breed, it is not ideal, but it isn’t unhealthy or dangerous for your female. There is no extra risk.

Amazing Video of a Pregnant Dog Giving Birth!

We decided to end this post with a really awesome video.

Check out this very proud mummy giving birth to a beautiful litter of puppies:

That is the end of this short article; we hope it will help you not to worry if your bitch has been playing the field!

And hopefully, if you really want her only to have her puppies in a litter from one father, you know how the information you need to make sure that happens (so you don’t have to start thinking about DNA tests!).

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The Pupster Passion Team