Let's Play Count the Heads & Tails!
"Heads & Tails" is what I like to call the x-ray we do right around day 55 of our mama's pregnancy. While the photo may seem a little hard to read at first if you look close you will see tiny spines (they look like small railroad tracks). Then follow those and you will see faint ovals or even circles, those are the puppy's skulls. There are so many puppies in this litter it's almost easier to start at the skulls and work your way down the matching spines -- Heads & Tails. But
Can You See Them?
Many breeders will have an ultrasound done on their females after pairing. This is typically done around day 30 of the pregnancy -- give or take a few days. My opinion of the Great Danes; however, it's more of a confirmation of pregnancy rather than any kind of accurate puppy count. These gals are just so deep chested, and they hardly ever hold still. This makes it very difficult to get those great detailed ultrasound pictures like the ones we get of our human babies. This be