Hey everyone, I need a little advice:
There are two very adorable dogs that live with me – Lola, a one-year-old AmStaff Terrier about 50 lbs. The second is Bach, a one-year-old St. Bernard weighing about 125 lbs.
The problem: Lola is going into heat and I imagine they will try to make puppies.
Neither dog is fixed, and although it would be cool if it were my decision, I don’t have the final say for either of them.
The question: Is Lola likely to die from giant puppy fetuses? Is it possible for her to get pregnant with puppies so big they would kill her?
I don’t know of this is an irrational fear and nature will take it’s course, or if this is a legitimate fear.
I’ve heard a few sides – If the male dog is too big the female will naturally deny him. The larger the puppies will be, the less of them the female will have. But are these really true?
I guess I am just scared she will get hurt.
What do you guys think? Please list your sources – especially if it is something like 30+ years experience with breeding dogs lol