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    Anyone see dog not showing at day 49 ? Nipples look more pronounced ( maybe) and abdomen may be a little tighter. Surgical AI with fresh, vet said count was satisfactory. Old but proven stud and maiden 6.5 yr old bitch, vet said uterus looked good. X-ray scheduled next week. Guess I want someone to "honestly" say they have seen dog still hide pregnancy this late. Thanks in advance.
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    Maybe be only one or two pups? I had a singleton litter and the bitch didn't look pregnant at all.
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    Normally when I don't think they are pregnant at 6 weeks they are not. 6 weeks is my magic number. You would have a "bloom" on the aureole (that softness around the nipple ) of the nipple by 6 weeks , not just the nipple it self , ...pretty sure you are out of luck , but IT might be a singleton.... good luck
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    Did you progesterone test?
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    Did progesterone testing (5 test total) which resulted in a reading of three on Christmas eve and a eight (if I remember correctly) on the day after Christmas (tues) - AI on thurs. Seems there would be more sign at this point but again scheduled scan to see.

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    One of my girls had a litter of 4 last Summer and if not for the fact that her mammaries were swollen the last 2 weeks, I would have sworn she didn't take. Very little abdominal swelling at all. An x-ray at 55 days showed 3 puppies and maybe a 4th. Your x-ray should tell the tale, unless she is having a singleton. Sometimes they don't show up.
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    Had one miss with AI Frozen, then had her take the next time, the differences were pretty evident. I'd say you should see something by now and she probably missed. She could be going through a false pregnancy, mine did that when she missed, she seemed pregnant for a time then nothing as it progressed. Still a miss might be preferable to a singleton, they usually require a c-section.
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    I remember one of our female Goldens didn't really show until about 2 weeks before the pups were here. The vet even said she was not pregnant at about the 6 week point. Had we not been watching her abdomen rolling around with the pups moving inside as she was lying next the fireplace one night, we would not have known until the day they showed up. She had 8 pups in that litter.

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    I also had a singleton puppy and you really can't tell. Even two pups don't show as they can be tucked under the rib cage. You do need the x-ray to be sure.

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    Thanks for the responses. It is day 50 and maybe I'm trying to convince myself but she looks a little more like something is happening. Stomach area seems fuller and nipples may be a little puffer as well as the outward "female plumbing". She is a fit 55-60 pound field bred female and if it is so she is hiding it to the last days. I will post what we find out at the scan next week. Again thanks for the replies thus far to the inquiry.

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