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Old 04-13-2010, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you know if your dog is in HEAT?

If it's a stupid question, don't blame me.. I'm asking for my sister-in-law.
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This site explains it pretty well: Reproduction, The Heat Cycle, Signs of Heat
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That is a great article. I haven't ever heard the term "Dam" though. Is that another way to say female dog or something? I am also new to this type of thing.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Dam is another word for mother dog while Sire can be used for the father. Dogbreedinfo is a great site to wander around.
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have Boys... they are always in some sort of heat even after neutering.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have Boys... they are always in some sort of heat even after neutering.
Humping doesn't mean they are in heat. It's a behavior thing.
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Male dogs don't go into heat. Males are called dogs, and if they are a father they are called sires, hence they sire the litter. Females are called b****** and if they are a mother they are called a dam.

Now with that out of the way, to the question. Female dogs go into heat about every six months, but dogs vary. My Yorkie had her first heat at 11 months and now goes into heat every six months (her next heat is due in February). You will know she is in heat because her vulva will feel and appear very swollen. You may notice some clear, white, to off-white discharge for the first 3-4 days of her estrogen cycle. After that she will get blood instead of the discharge. On the 9th to 14th day of being in heat she is ready to breed.
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Does anyone know how old a yorkie should be before she is bred?
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Does anyone know how old a yorkie should be before she is bred?
Why do you want to Breed her?
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Does anyone know how old a yorkie should be before she is bred?
Both dogs should be at least 2 years old to ensure they are sexually and mentally mature enough to handle it. This is also important because both dogs should be OFA certified and tested for brucellosis (spelling?) before being bred, and dogs must be 2 to be tested.
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