An average dog litter is between five and six puppies according to the AKC, although this number varies greatly based on breed, age, and the size of the dog. Smaller dogs often have fewer puppies at a time, and large and... More »

A person can get free puppies or dogs from select shelters, from Craigslist ads or from neighbors who have a pregnant dog and do not want the puppies. However, it is unwise in many cases to take a puppy for free because ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

When a dog is ready to have puppies, it will not be interested in eating for 24 hours before, it will lick its vulva and it will have tighter contractions in its stomach that may or may not be noticeable to the owner. So... More »

The fertility of male dogs varies depending on breed and size, but most male dogs begin to reach sexual maturity at six months of age. It often takes a few extra months for larger dogs to become fertile. More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

Use the American Kennel Club dog breed selector by deciding what characteristics you want in a dog, searching for a breed that meets your criteria in the AKC database and locating a specific dog through AKC breeders or r... More »

The sleeping habits of puppies vary with breed, size and daily activities. Very young, newborn puppies sleep nearly all the time, approximately 90 percent of the day, according to More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

Before adopting a Yorkshire terrier puppy, consider the breed's reputation for high-pitched, frequent barking and the small size and fragility of the dog. Since Yorkies are so small, they are easily injured. A home with ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs