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How often is a dog in heat?

Species: Dog
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Age: 1-2 years
My dog started her first heat yesterday. I know not to breed her now she is not ready, my question is how long usely before they go into there 2nd heat?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Thanks for your question. Dogs generally go in to heat about every 6 months, but it can vary from dog to dog.

Little Bitt may be fertile for up to three weeks so be careful to limit her access to other dogs. She will be very attractive to males at this time. I have seen male dogs jump fences to be with a female in heat, so keep an eye on her!

If you have more questions let me know.

Dr. Marie.



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