|05-06-2014 11:05 AM|
|Springbrz||Ziva will be 14 mo. on Friday and I'm still waiting for her first heat. She has a vet appt. on Friday so maybe I'll get some insight as to when she will have her first heat cycle.....|
|05-06-2014 03:51 AM|
|terisita||My female, Leila has just gone into her first heat at 10 months. she is off her food, whining and needy. she is also scratching her coat a lot. she is also bleeding and drips all over. we have another male GSD at 7 months; but they are apart for now. this is my first experience as well with a female in heat.|
|04-27-2014 11:38 PM|
Thank you all for your input. I was starting to think Bella was going into her first heat cycle. She is about 2 weeks shy of 7 months. From the sounds of it; 8-10 months seems "normal". we are going to try and get thru this. I know it will do her some good. So wish us luck.
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|04-24-2014 03:53 PM|
13 months here. Pretty light discharge, but it lasted about 3 weeks so it was a little annoying. She likes her panties that she wears. She did blow coat a few weeks before it began
|04-24-2014 03:38 PM|
|Waldi||Emma is now in the second heat cycle. First started at about 9 1/2 months the second 15 months. We have waited for her to complete the second cycle before spaying her. Her cycle started with pretty heavy bleeding so she had s to have diaper and pads in the house. Oter wekk from the start of the cycle we would not let her off the leash or near dog parks for about 4 weeks at least to prevent suitors. Her cycle is pretty heavy and pad had to be changed 3 times a day. She was fine with panties and only remove them once. We use two paris to be able to change and keep those clean all time to avoid complications, smell and potential uti.|
|04-24-2014 01:53 PM|
|robk||10 months old. seamed like it lasted FOR EV ERRRR!! I only say this because I also own an intact male and I had to play musical dogs. It actually lasted about 2 weeks. She dripped quite a bit of blood and was relegated to the out door kennel for most of the cycle.|
|04-24-2014 01:53 PM|
I would like to say...since you opened this can of worms....I used incredible discipline not to launch a few smartass comments regarding the title of this thread.....Hmmmmmm...maybe owning GSDs over my life has made me more serious.....????...no way....not gonna happen.
|04-24-2014 01:50 PM|
They can go into heat anywhere from 6 months to 18 months. Some of it is just bloodlines as well, some lines are slower to mature so heat would be later. Mine tend to come in closer to 10ish months. The reproductive organs regulate growth. When spay/neutered before growth stops, you tend to see taller, lanky dogs. As a general rule, 18-24 months is when most of the growing is done and spay/neuter is done.
Heat cycles are different for every bitch, and every heat cycle in that bitch can be different as well. There are also split heats. My bitch's heats were also shorter when she was young, then they got longer, now back to short.
Dr's Foster and Smith has some nice bloomers, just use a human pad in them. Some people use boys underpants. Whether she tries to take them off, some do, some dont.
|04-24-2014 01:35 PM|
To refer to Zeeva's post on "Are GSD people serious people?" I think the responses to this thread show that all of us are pretty serious about our dogs, considering the title of this thread that could easily have been interpreted otherwise, like a CL post.
Sorry, just being bored after being stuck with the flu for a week now.
Back to the original thread, over.
|04-24-2014 01:10 PM|
|kr16||Thanks, I needed this topic as well. My girl will be one year next month and no heat yet. Actually talked to the vet this morning on this. Glad to see some were after one year. I was starting to get worried a little.|
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