Our Nicki got pregnant for the first time, and surprinsing enough she happened to be pregnant with 6 puppies. Nicki almost died, she was going through seizures, because of the heavy load, so we had an emergency c-section. We lost one puppy, but there were 4 healthy males and 1 healthy female. We kept one male and one female. It was quite an experience, we had Nicki spayed, so we will never have to live through another one.