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Table 6 Duration of the whelpings from birth of the first pup (168 whelpings)(hours)

From: A survey of dystocia in the Boxer breed

  All the whelpings (n = 168) Whelpings without veterinary treatment (n = 129) Whelpings with veterinary treatment (n = 39)
Median time (range) 5.0 hrs (1 h – 72 hrs) 5.0 hrs (1 h – 17 hrs) 11.0 h (2 hrs – 72 hrs)
Mean time 7.5 5.9 13.7