View Full Version : How many teats on your bitch ?

7th September 2009, 10:36 PM
I have a bitch in whelp, subject to a scan tomorrow but things look good. Could still of course be a false pregnancy but sometimes its hard to tell.

Anyway, on checking her over last evening I counted her teats and arrived at the number 12. Then checked my other two bitches and they have 8 !

So would like to know if my Lana with 12 is an enigma or should the others have more ?

Please let me know your findings.

I do hope that the number of teats does not correlate to the pups inside !

Thanks, Mark

7th September 2009, 10:42 PM
um 7.....and I've just discovered she's in heat.

8th September 2009, 09:22 AM
My lady has 10 nipples. 12 isn't too uncommon but this usually happens in bigger dogs.

Of course, all my boys have some random nipples left over from when they were in the womb - typical :rolleyes:

8th September 2009, 11:11 AM
Lucy has 7. BUT if the two sides corresponded she would have 12. Some are missing altogether, and some have never developed.:eek: I've never given it much thought before, but I've not come across missing or undeveloped nipples in the past! I'll check Amber later and post hers later.

Margaret C
9th September 2009, 10:11 PM
my little chin girls are very small and very hairy.
Hana had 9 and Bridgette, the maiden bitch, only 5 as far as I could see.

9th September 2009, 10:43 PM
Oh dear, starting to worry now as bitch has 4 pups inside (seen on scan) but that could mean even more ?

She is about 5 weeks and 2 days in whelp but is eating well and expanding.

Now need to feed and keep her safe, awaiting that 63rd day ?

Just love puppies and seeing them through the first 10 weeks or so.

Regards Mark.