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Old 09-05-2013, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I haven't gotten Lulu fixed yet and sometimes dogs that are intact are at the park. Do I need to worry that she could get puppies? I mean I always watch her and if something like that happened I would obviously intervene, I just want to make sure that if something like that did happen I wouldn't need to be concerned.

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Old 09-05-2013, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think so, it's probably more likely that the bitch is in a different part of her cycle than the owner thinks. If she was in heat and you didn't know it, it literally takes about 2 seconds for a male to mount and tie, you can't intervene even if you're standing there 5 feet away.
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No. A bitch cannot conceive out of her heat period. HOWEVER it can be difficult to tell when exactly that is. If she becomes pregnant, she was in heat when she was bred.
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I have heard of silent heats, but I have never experienced one with any of my girls. I think with split heats, the dogs rarely get pregnant.

Super dog can do it in two seconds. The rest of them usually start by sniffing and have a few faied attempts to mount. You will most likely see the bitch flag her tail, and she will stand for the dog. Even then the tie is not instantaneous and if you remove them before the tie, you are very likely to not have puppies. Very likely is not 100% as there may be sperm in the first section of fluid.

If you are accustomed to accompanying your bitch to the park, then you should be able to spot the change in behavior of your dog and other dogs toward her. Everyone will be much more than just a sniff greeting, usually there will be lickly and grooming. An experienced dog can go from 0 to 10 a lot quicker, but I really don't think it would be so quick that you would not be able to get a reasonable distance.
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What happens if you try to break the tie, carefully. Meaning, no sharp movements


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If someone tried to break a tie with my male I'd probably break their face. You don't do that. You prevent it from happening unless that's what you want.
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Don't ever break a tie, it can damage both of them. At that point you're done, and if it is truly an oops, then she will definitely get pregnant and probably have 8-14 puppies.
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If someone tried to break a tie with my male I'd probably break their face. You don't do that. You prevent it from happening unless that's what you want.
Calm down sweetie. Who said I wasn't preventing? I have a male by the way and he's always a few steps away.


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Don't ever break a tie, it can damage both of them. At that point you're done, and if it is truly an oops, then she will definitely get pregnant and probably have 8-14 puppies.
Lol I wasn't going to even if I had a female and an accident happened. I'm just asking because I always want to know 'why not'.


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What happens if you try to break the tie, carefully. Meaning, no sharp movements
Nothing happens! There's nothing you can do until its over. Prepare to stare at them for a while. Longest in my house (a neutered male) was almost half an hour; had a laugh when I explained why I was late to work.

And if you try a sharp movement, prepare for massive damage and a high chance of being bitten in the process. Imagine someone doing it to YOU.
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