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Can dogs get pregnant without a tie?

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So my friend and I have been trying to breed my Pug female to my friends chihuahua male. There hasnt been a tie but it has gone inside a few times. Someone told me they could still get pregnant without a tie but others said they cant. If they cant well keep trying.

The reason we would really like pups from them is because on a walk we saw the most adorable Chug. She looked exactly like a pug but tiny like a chihuahua. I fell in love with it and since my friend owns a male chihuahua and my Pug is 2 and a half we though wed have a litter.

We are planning on keeping one each and the rest will go to family members. I know small dogs dont have big litters. Im hoping one of our chugs looks like the one I saw on the walk.

So can the bitch get pregnant without a tie?
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Another thing to add: pugs are often not the best mothers. They can struggle to remove the amniotic sac due to their flat faces, and also have a tendency to bite through the umbilical cord too close to the belly (again, flat face thing), which can injure or kill the pups. So be prepared to do both of those things for her if she has natural birth. And, as others have mentioned, many can't give natural birth, so must be put under for a c-section. Even after birth, many pugs want nothing to do with their puppies and must be coerced or even restrained every time the puppies need to feed. If she has become pregnant from this mating (which, yes, is possible), make sure you have lots of time set aside to be constantly managing the litter and making sure everyone is safe, warm, and fed. Because there's a good chance mama won't do it well herself.

Of course, some pugs do just fine mothering. But it's a known problem in the breed, and it's best to be prepared for the worst case scenario.
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