Hi everyone, I stumbled across this site whilst doing research for my pregnant dog. Lola is a 2 half years hybrid dog Malshi, cross between Shih-tzu, Maltese. We only decided to mate her as she has such a good nature and couple of family members wanted a pup but wanted to be sure of temperament. Lola was mated with a Shih-tzu 4 times between 22 July - 1 August. There was no "tie" but she did get pregnant. For this reason we can't be sure exactly of how many days she is. The vet advised against ultrasound/X-ray and checked her again last Friday. He advised he felt puppies would arrive within the week and said smaller breeds tend to go into labour early. Yesterday her temperature dropped from a normal of 37.5 to 36.9'. It stayed low for 24 hours. During that time she was also panting/breathing really heavy and trying to get upstairs to the bedroom and behind the sofa. She was still eating normally. Today her temperature has risen again to 37.3 and the panting has stopped. Any advice would be much appreciated.