Any dog breeding knowledge out there?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by dcaruthers, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    My mom moved in with me and she has a female dog that has just started going into heat. I have her separated from my male dog. How long do dogs stay in heat?
     
  2. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    I breed and show chihuahuas. I have noticed that most are in heat about 2 weeks but I have had several stay in the heat cycle for a month. I only breed 3 times and that is every other day not back to back. I let my studs rest and I seperate the bitch so when they come together, the male waste no time:wink:
     

  3. polecatter

    polecatter Member

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    Hello David,

    As a normal rule the heat cycle for the canine is as follows: 21 days

    7 days coming in..........7 days in...........and 7 days going out.

    Second or Third day of second set is "best" or "most vulnerable" time for a pregnancy.

    HTH

    Larry
     
  4. mrc

    mrc New Member

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    I always have heard the same thing as Polcatter.
     
  5. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    Very rare and it is abnormal,but you can have a 5 to 9 day in there instead of a 7.Such dogs often are the ones that will not take or have puppies.peewee-williams
     
  6. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    Thanks a lot guys. My mom was saying it was only a week. Guess I'll have to keep the dogs separated a while longer.
     
  7. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    All i know is that watching a dog in heat is not my favorite passtime.
     
  8. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    All I can tell you is they do it doggy style. :eek:oooh: