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What is youngest age a dog can have puppies?

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A female dog might be physically capable of producing a litter of puppies as early as 5 months and generally reaches sexual maturity by 15 months. The age at which a dog goes into its first heat can vary depending on the breed. Small dogs often mature earlier than larger ones.

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Responsible breeders make sure that the male and female dogs are both healthy and in the best mental and physical state possible. This requires a balanced diet and regular exercise. Both dogs should be checked by a veterinarian to ensure they are in good condition for breeding, are up-to-date on shots, and don't have any communicable diseases or parasites.

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