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Old 04-19-2009, 08:08 PM
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Default 7 borzoi born in 54 minutes (missed the whole thing)

I was supposed to get to help whelp a borzoi litter for a breeder who lives about an hour from me. I was very excited because I've never seen puppies born. The bitch went into labor a couple of days early, and she didn't nest or go off of her food or anything. So, I got the call last night that she was having contractions, and the puppies were on their way.

I had to take care of my animals and then drive out through a terrible storm, so I arrived about two hours after the call to discover she'd had 7 puppies in 54 minutes (4 males, 3 females)--all weighing in at over a pound. It was apparently the fastest, easiest whelp ever. Mom and puppies are all doing well.

I enjoyed getting to see the newborns (sorry, I didn't have a camera with me), but one day, I'd like to be there for the process, not just the results.
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:49 PM
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You never know how fast they'll pop out!!! Sorry that you missed it as it was a happy whelp !
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Old 04-19-2009, 08:53 PM
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Wow that does sound quick!!
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:14 AM
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*jealous*

Sorry that you missed the whelping, but oh man the cute newborn gerbilness! Glad to hear that things went easily for her.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:13 AM
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Oh man I hope Teeny doesn't whelp that quick!! I'm 3 hours away from her breeder's (where she'll be) and he's supposed to call me when she starts to show signs of labor. I don't want to miss anything!!!!
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:21 AM
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^^^ you'd better start installing a siren and red lights !
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:42 PM
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Oh man I hope Teeny doesn't whelp that quick!! I'm 3 hours away from her breeder's (where she'll be) and he's supposed to call me when she starts to show signs of labor. I don't want to miss anything!!!!
How common is it for alapahas to need c-sections? Just curious. Is she confirmed pregnant? Teeny puppies will be so cute!!
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:06 PM
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My mom is 85 and she has never seen a puppy born. It is pretty darn miraculous, sorry you didn't get to be there. THe results are fascinating too.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:34 PM
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It sure is a neat experience when all goes well !
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:58 PM
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Holy Toledo that's fast! My girls seem to average one pup an hour but my average litter size is 5 pups so it's not that bad. At least they almost always whelp in the daytime instead of through the night. Good girls.
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