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Table 5 Time between the first discharge of fetal fluids and the birth of the first pup (n= 96 whelpings)

From: A survey of dystocia in the Boxer breed

  For all the whelpings (n = 96) Bitches not needing veterinary treatment (n = 72) Bitches needing veterinary treatment (n = 24)
Median time (range) 1.3 hrs (0 min – 12 hrs) 1.0 h (0 min – 8 hrs) 2.0 hrs (20 min – 12 hrs)
Mean time 1.9 hrs 1.5 hrs 3.2 hrs