Teagol has just reached 4 weeks today since her first mating with Puddin'. I have for the last few days on palpation of Teagol's abdomen thought that she is most probably pregnant. I can feel what seems to be small circular lumps with a rubbery consistency. I could be wrong, but along with her distinct change in behaviour sleeping loads more and not joining in vigorous playtimes as usual, coupled with a bit of weight loss over her back (which can be an indication at this stage that she is carrying a good size litter), even though feeding her extra and her eating well at the moment, and now her abdomen is starting to look slightly fuller. I think (hope) we maybe hearing the patter of tiny paws in the not to distant future. I don't think I will be getting her scanned, as I usually do with my girls, due to the vets not yet doing any unnessary veterinary work due to Covid 19. Anyway fingers tightly crossed as we watch Teagol hopefully blossom over the coming weeks.
Interesting statistic on the chances of conception. A healthy fertile male dog's ejuculate contains almost 500 million sperm each time they ejuculate when mating a bitch. Out of those 500 million sperm only a few dozen will actually make it to the bitch's oviduct and then have a chance at fertilizing the ova (egg). So that is only 0,0000024 % of sperm make it to the oviduct and the sperm have yet to fertilise an ova.
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Welcome to this blog. I am Jane, a hobby breeder, situated in North Devon, England, UK (map at bottom of page ,shows where we are) on a quest to breed a healthier small spaniel similar to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
WE DO NOT EXPORT PUPPIES
Why I don't export
Our breeding dogs are multi generational extensively health tested. With all our breeding stock having recommended and relevant DNA tests for their breed/breeds. We also have breeding stock annually eye examined on the BVA Hereditary Eye Disease Scheme for dogs, MRI scanned on the BVA scheme using the BVA chiari malformation /syringomyelia breeding protocol, and heart examined using The Kennel Club Heart Scheme for Cavalier King Charles breeding protocol