Is my female German Shepherd in heat?

hi everybody this is Debbie with total dash german and today i want to address an issue that i get asked a lot by people that own german shepherds particularly females asking you know it’s my female German Shepherd in heat or how do I know so let’s talk a little bit about how you’ll know basically in tech female dogs and by that I mean dogs that have not been surgically Spade when they become sexually mature they’re said to be in estrus or in heat or in season during their occasional cycle which is in preparation for them to be able to breed and reproduce female German Shepherds also will usually have their first heat cycle somewhere around six to twelve months of age and sometimes the female German Shepherd may not have her first heat cycle until she’s about 12 months of old or older just depends so just keep in mind that this information is kind of general and not all female dogs will follow these exact patterns but this will give you a good idea of just kind of what to look for so on average the canine reproductive cycle takes usually around six months in length which results most of the time in about two heat cycles per year for most familiar myrrh shepherds now overall individual female dogs heat cycle patterns tend to be relatively close to the beach basic average lengthwise however the lengths of the actual heat cycles might differ from female to female when the dog actually goes into heat so in most cases the average female German Shepherd dogs heat cycle lasts about three or four weeks now some females can come into estrus as early as four months while others might do solely on once a year but some canine heat cycles just like in humans might be shorter than average while others might be much longer so remember these important points concerning your female German Shepherd and heat and her yearly heat cycles and prepare accordingly so first you want to assume that your dog is in season for at least 21 days possibly even longer which will vary due to your individual dogs heat cycle second and this is really important you want to keep in mind the conception is most likely occur during the middle section VG s DS heat cycle which took place around four excuse-me seven to 14 days after the heat actually starts so third you can make sure that you confine your dog for the entire heat cycle which is at least twenty-one days or so depending on your dog to make sure that accidental mating doesn’t happen now whether you keep her indoors or out you need to make sure that her environment is Romeo proof and believe me you need to think of everything because an interested male can be really vigilant at getting into a female’s area if she’s in heat these boys will climb they’ll dig are they’ll break into just about any area possible to get to that girl so if your female is in any kind of area that has any weaknesses at all believe me those Romeo’s will find it and get in and bridge your dog if she’s willing so if you have any questions about your female you want to know if she’s in heat or if she isn’t heat where she is in the actual cycle of the whole the whole thing you can always consult your veterinarian on your breeder especially if your dog is doesn’t have a normal heat cycle you want to you know to talk with them about it because this can often be an early indicator of other more serious health problems so it’s my chief is my German Shepherd in heat how can I tell so let’s talk a little bit about the stages of heat basically the first stage called the per estrus here this you’ll see the appearance of vaginal bleeding the vulva will swell and also start urinating much more often and yes females do mark the territory especially when they’re in heat so concerning any female German Shepherd in heat that dark red vaginal discharge over time will eventually turn to a much lighter shade and once the dog’s discharge becomes a weed or even a kind of a straw color but dog can be said to be most ready for accepting the male in breeding so this is just one indicator to watch out for the most vulnerable thing of all is when you have a German Shepherd in heat even if you’re not sure she’s in heat is when male dogs begin to hang around your house now your female German Shepherd will still reject the male during this first stage fertilization can’t happen during this time and the length of this is usually around 9 days or so so during the second stage called estrus this is the time when the female dog will actually allow the male to breeder this time is also called standing heat and can last anywhere from around 4 to 21 days depending on your individual German Shepherd now one particular behavior to look for during this time is called flagging and this is when your dog will lift her tail and possibly even rub her ear against various objects or other dogs may come around and this is just one indicator letting you know that your females getting ready to be bred an ovulation dis occur during this flagging stage and during the third stage which is called meta stress this is the stage that actually readies the uterus for pregnancy and can easily last around 4 to 14 days false pregnancies frequently occur during this time as well so if fertilization does occur the fertilized eggs may take up to a week before they actually attach themselves to the uterine wall so overall this stage usually lasts about seven days or so so keep in mind that this interval of time will also be the same even if a dog if it becomes pregnant or not if pregnancies may fertilization doesn’t occur then this time this stage the dog will eventually revert back to their nest hrus which is stage 4 of the the heat process excuse me all right here we go now stage 4 called an estrus it’s the resting time between heats which is usually about five or six months so if you just you know decide that you need to know exactly what stage of heat your dog is in you can always go to your veterinarian and they can easily assist you scientifically you know help you figure out what’s going on they can analyze the cells of the vagina under the microscope or they can also test your dog’s progesterone levels in their bloodstream to see you know what’s actually going on now contrary to popular belief you know are those old wives tale there is no benefit of any kind in letting your dog have a litter of puppies before having your spayed in fact to the contrary the earlier is by your dog the more health risk you’re deleting down the road for her such as breast cancer and a lot of other kind of cancers and pyometra and a lot of other things so in fact if you spray your dog before her first heat cycle you give her the most health benefits of all associated with the entire spaying process so some of the benefits first of all you’re going to help keep down the animal population problem by cutting down on unwanted litters secondly there are a lot of health benefits associated with span your dog early thirdly you’re no longer going to have to deal with any of those hygienic issues of your female German Shepherd and he you know such as the discharges and if you do if you do decide to spray your German spayed your German Shepherd this can be done during her heat cycle however you know it’d be better to wait until this heat cycle is completely over to decrease any chance of any kind of complications that might happen during surgery because of her being in heat so knowing your dog and being able to provide for her in all situations even when she’s in heat and flagging everything inside it’s just one important part of being a German Shepherd dog owner so be aware of all aspects of her health and behavioral life and know all these stages of the actual heat cycle and prepare accordingly and you should both have a very long and healthy life together so if you have any other information you’d like to learn about the German Shepherd if you want to come by and read some articles learn some new techniques watch some videos look at some pictures or whatever the German sever please come by anytime and check your site we’d love to have you visit and again our website is total dash german thank you very much for your time I hope this information has helped you and if you’ve got any questions you know just go back and watch the video again and speak to your veterinarian your breeder y’all have a good day and thanks a lot

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2 Responses

  1. carl sorvit says:

    wow! thanks very helpfull !

  2. Geoffrey kenny says:

    @Sydneyshay13 in new zealand they can cost 500 to 1000 nz dollers pure breed

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