What is her temperament like so far.
I've had my female (non gs) through 5-6 heats and it has been pretty fine. She is the kinda dog that would defend her self harshly and male dogs stay away from her a lot even when in heat. She just has to look at them and put up her dorsel fin and they keep their distance.
Temperament wise I found my female changed for the better after each heat. Maybe it is a coincidence or just a stage. 9 months 15 months 21 months where her first 3 cycles with pseudo/semi heat at 7 months. After 2nd heat was most major change for the better.