My bitch has been in heat for about 8 days now she is bleeding and her vulva is quite swollen. The problem is my 2.5 yr old male does not seem too interested,he does lick her pee and occasionally licks her. I know she is not ready for him yet by her response (growling and pulling away) when he licks her. My question: is this normal? Will his interest spike in the next week or so? This is his first breeding so any helpful tips would be greatly appreciated!
If you pet her down by the base of her tail, does she hump her tail up, flag? She could be early, she could be late, is she a maiden bitch?
Some bitches will growl and pull away the whole time they are in heat. Some will bite the stud, and if you have one that is not very confident or a low sex drive, that can ruin your dog, so be careful. Some dogs do not mind being handled, while others want to wait for you to mind your own business.
I usually use an outside stud dog, but my first few litters were with my own dogs. It is a lot easier if you have more than just one person to facilitate.
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