A bitches gestation is around 63 days (9 weeks). Blottie was five weeks from her first mating on Monday and five weeks from her last mating on Wednesday. So she is around 37 to 39 days pregnant. She is looking big for this stage of pregnancy and from palpation she is giving all the signs of carrying another good size litter. Which actually worries me rather than making me rub my hands with glee seeing £ signs.
She is ravenously hungry all the time at this stage. I think because of her size she is getting as much in, as she will struggle to eat as she blossoms. I tend to find bitches ravenously hungry at this stage is often an indication they are carrying a good size litter. I made some sausage rolls for pack lunches yesterday and this morning one of our children left one of the sausage rolls a bit to close to the side in the kitchen, as they turned to the cupboard to get the cling film. They turned back and the sausage roll was gone and so was Blottie, who had been watching them closely. She was found in the living room eating the last morsals of the sausage roll. A bit naughty, but she is pregnant.
The two photos are of her watching us eating a bit of cake with afternopon tea, after she had just eat a plate of meat and biscuits. The look on her face, you would think she had had nothing to eat all day.
Our next litter is hopefully Spring 2022
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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