I was curious of those on here that are breeders or that have bred a dog in the past, that those breedings (whether they bred or not) turn into fake pregnancies. We just went through this back in October and it was stress for everyone, because she went through the entire labor process and at that point we were thinking ok she has one and its tiny. Everything but her stomach grew and I just didn't want to go back through it. In December my other female came into heat, we allowed the male around here to see if a breeding would take place, well it never did, she is a little shorter than him and I guess he just wasn't up to the task. Once he ignored her it was back to normal here at home. Well within two weeks she got sick and then I started thinking to myself, did I miss something? Did I stop my "close eye" on them too soon? Well, then her nipples increased, well I had her last measurements so I got out the trusty tape measure and she was measuring bigger. Than I realized a couple weeks later its like her whole composure changed, her ribs seem to be further back, because now I am measuing further back? Was I just feeling wrong on her or am I really confused? Well now if i measure past the last rib she is actually SMALLER than her pre heat / post heat measurements. Nipples are still bigger like 1/8-1/4inch sticking straight up, but her stomach is not as firm as I would like to see at this late stage. She was bleeding the 15th of December, the 22-27 he tried and we never seen a thing (I even tried to give a little helping hand and he was not allowing that) anyways.. I am very confused, what are the statistics on fake pregnancies in dogs? What should I now do? I don't want to be up a week with my female like I was last time, because she decides she needs to be in fake labor and not even pregnant (LOL). Why was she measuring at one point and quit shortly after that? Why does it appear she has a ripple at the start of her ribs, its like before her ribs skinny then out and her ribs stay that size then WAY IN is her stomach. The out on her ribs is not major, but it almost looks like she shrunk everywhere but her ribs.