Question by  Benny (11)

How long does labor last for boxers?

I want to be prepared when my boxer goes into labor.


Answer by  patti (29325)

It depends on the dog's age when she was bred and how many litters she's had. Talk to your veterinarian so that you are prepared for all scenarios.


Answer by  JenaMae (794)

There is no way to determine how long labor will last with any dog breed, much like with humans. Having had boxers, I know that labor can last five hours to all night long. It's helpful to be vigilant to make sure a midnight vet visit won't be necessary.


Answer by  MateMasie (13)

Labor for boxers can be up to 24 hours. However, when she starts to push, a puppy should emerge within 15 minutes. Whelping can also take hours, sometimes as long as 24, but not usually.


Answer by  christopher84 (83)

For boxers labor can last up to twenty four to thirty six hours. Depending on the size of the liter. In between pups is usually 2 to 3 hours.


Answer by  dabasan (19)

It is usually safe to gauge about 2 hours from the beginning of labor and add approximately 2 hours between each puppy. This is a very loose estimate as all experiences will be unique. It is a good idea to get an ultrasound late in pregnancy so you know how many puppies she will have.


Answer by  mb (5482)

Labor in dogs varies, much as it does in humans. Once the strong contractions start things will move very quickly. The puppies will be born within minutes. The dog's instincts will handle everything, you shouldn't interfere.


Answer by  thrishulrulz (150)

Labor can take several hours, and is often best if they are left alone. Just make sure she is comfortable and watch her just in case she starts having trouble.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

Labor depends on when dog was bred, how many litters she has had and her age. It can last from 24 to 36 hours. It will depend on how many puppies. There is usually 2 to 3 hours in between puppies.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

It all depends on the individual dog and the size of the puppies but if it is her first litter and the male was bigger than she is I would strongly recommend you be there with her when she goes to have them that way if she has trouble you can get her right to the vet.


Answer by  keiki (1376)

The first stage of labor can last for 24 to 36 hours. Once the first puppy is born, there should be approximately an hour between puppies.


Answer by  Pat310 (52)

It should take three to 10 hours for a normal birth depending on her size, health, and age.

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