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Dog Reproduction

Dogs are sexually mature between 6 months and 1 year. However, small breeds seem to mature faster than large ones. The gestation period is 63 days. Puppies are born blind and deaf.

Many more dogs are born each year than have homes, so animal shelters are overcrowded with unwanted canines. Spaying and neutering dogs is an important part of preventing homeless or unwanted dogs.