Breeding Cycle of a Miniature Dachshund


Female miniature dachshunds begin the heat cycle at six to eight months old and repeat it approximately every six months. The heat cycle lasts 18 to 21 days, beginning with the proestrus phase. Proestrus lasts about nine days and can be identified from the slight swelling of the vulva and bloody discharge. Upon entering the estrus phase,
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The female miniature dachshund is receptive to the male during the estrus phase of the heat cycle. To ensure full physical and social maturity,
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In the first stage of labor, the uterus begins to contract regularly and the cervix dilates. This stage lasts between two and 12 hours. The expulsion of watery fluid and stronger contractions signifies advancement to the second stage, in which the first puppy enters the pelvic canal. Puppies are born in this stage at an interval of 30 to 60 minutes. During resting periods between births,
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