At approximately 9pm on Monday March 1st 2010, “can i get pregnant from a dog” was listed as the #12 search result in google trends. “can i get pregnant from a dog” was also suggested when tying in “can i” in google search. We give you this PSA answering the question.
Seriously? Can a woman get pregnant from a dog? the answer is NO.
Different species can rarely mate because the chromosomes do not match. Even when humans do have a pregnancy with mismatched chromosomes, this can lead to abnormalities, deformities, and often infertile offspring. The condition called Trisomy 21, also known as Down Syndrome, occurs when the offspring has the wrong number of chromosomes.
(In nature, such instances of different species mating and producing offspring include mules, wholfins and tigards.)
The Nazis (Dr. Mengele) were notorious for carrying out cruel experiments on Jews, such as fertilizing a female egg with that of an animal species. Not surprisingly – and thank goodness! – they were 100% unsuccessful.
The whole explanation
Dog sperm can live in the uterus for up to 9 days. In this time, the dog sperm will try to break the egg’s cell wall nonstop, 24 hours a day. The human egg has antibodies on the cell wall that kills the dog sperm. But over time, the antibodies are slowly reduced as they kill the dog’s sperm. Most of the time the dog sperm outnumber the antibodies about 50:1; when the antibodies are depleted, the dog sperm can then penetrate the egg’s cell wall. When this happens the egg dies fairly quickly because the chromosomes do not match. So, nothing happens.
But – if you want to get technical – when the dog sperm breaks though the human egg cell’s wall, you are fertilized and pregnant from the dog sperm for a micro-second until the egg dies.
All sciences say a human can’t be fertilized by dog sperm. But, for that tiny micro-second, you are.