My bitch (jug) is about to have her first litter of puppies (I am a first time breeder) and I was looking for some advice. I visited the vet today as i am concerned that she is really large.. she's looking fit to burst! I was advised not to have a scan or x-ray as they are not a reliable source to determine the size of litter, so don't know how many are in there. I know from palpation that it is not a singleton pup. The vet today examined her and said that she was 'open' and should have her pups within the next day or two. She is only day 58 and and I am worried that this may still be too early! Advice was to let her whelp naturally. Can anyone share experiences of a bitch going that early?