My dog is on heat!

@bluemars (952)
Australia
March 30, 2009 9:42pm CST
I have two dogs, one girl and one boy. The girl is on heat, well I think she is as she is starting to bleed a tiny bit. I have separated the dogs to keep her from getting pregnant. I wonder how long I should keep them apart. I can not afford to look after her puppies just yet but one day I would like her to have some just not this year. Does anyone have any tips or experience when their female is on heat. I would like as much information to learn more too.
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@bellaofchaos (11553)
• United States
2 Apr 09
To be honest i think it depends on the breed, But I usually have female dog spayed. LOL!! It's just to much of a pain to have the male trying to get to her everytime she goes into heat. But i do feel for you and wish you the best.
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@bluemars (952)
• Australia
3 Apr 09
Yes he does not have a chance to get at her as I have separated them and so she is mostly at rest and at ease about that. I do feel for her too. She does not bleed all that much but I am guessing that is because she is just a really small dog. Yes so you could be right it could depend on the breed. I can not wait till it is over as the pair has a lot of fun together.
@Ozarkgirl (774)
• United States
1 Apr 09
I have raised all sorts of breeds of dogs and depending on your breed of dog depends on your frustration with her being in heat. Our blue healer is a female and she weighs in at 48lbs. When she went into heat it lasted for 3 weeks total before it was safe to be around other dogs. I bought the dog diapers for her and that kept my house "spot free", and we only took her out on the leash so we could protect her from other dogs. My miniature dachshund weighs in at 11 pounds and she was in heat for 10 days. So depending on their size depends on how long they will be in heat. Also since you want to breed her one day it is best NOT to breed here until the 3rd time she comes into heat. Dogs mature and reach there full growth at different ages. Like out Black Lab will not be fully matured until he is 18 months old. Females need to come in heat at least twice so that they can fully develop their hips and have less or non complicated pregnancies.
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@bluemars (952)
• Australia
2 Apr 09
We have had her for a bit over two years so there should be no problems there. She is a jack russel weighs about 12 pounds, she is small, I love her to bits. I would never allow to have pups at a young age, she would still feel like a pup herself to me. Thanks for all the information though I learned a few things about different breeds. Hopefully it won't be much longer as she has had it for over a week or so. It will give me more time to myself.