Spay at what age? What to do when GSD is in heat? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-27-2008, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 24
Spay at what age? What to do when GSD is in heat?

Hello everyone!
I was looking for recent topics about spaying, but just found a lot of topics about i'm creating this post.

Ruby is going onto her 4th month. Mind you, this is my first time owning a GSD and I've never had a female dog i need advice.
Any way, I've been browsing the internet in regards to spaying GSDs..some say do it at 4 months...some say 2 years.
I guess this is somewhat similar to the "Neutering at what age" topic..and I've considered to do her when she's 2 yrs old..or when she's mature enough...

but i've never seen a female dog go into heat...and i've heard a lot of things that I should deal with when she does go in season.
Like keeping her indoors at all times for like 3 weeks or walking in the park (which she loves so much)...not even let her outside the backyard...(i've read my county's rules regarding dogs in heat and had strict rules about not letting them outside...period)

I want whats best for her and want to wait till she matures...but I am a bit overwhelmed when the time comes for her to be "in season"

But big question is...what DO you do when the time comes???????
what should I do to prepare for this?
Ruby1004 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-27-2008, 01:27 PM
Master Member
acurajane's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 947
Re: Spay at what age? What to do when GSD is in heat?

My pup came into heat at the end of her 9 month. I also have a 3 yr old lab that has been in heat several times. For us its a change but nothing to stress out too much about. When my dog goes outside I go outside. We don't have a fenced in yard and I want to make sure no accidental pregnancies. Before I go out I check to make sure there are no dogs running loose. As for walking I take my pup out later at night around 9 ish when people are pretty much in for the night. Yes I know thats always a risk but dogs need exercise even in heat. As far as the house goes. there is always a mop bucket handy. My lab stays in heat for 4 weeks and my pup is ending week two. PM me if you should need more help or ideas.

Heidi-GSD- RIP
Dutchess-GSD RIP
Sadie-Lab-Silly girl
acurajane is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-27-2008, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 24
Re: Spay at what age? What to do when GSD is in heat?

Thank you acurajane
You make it sound so easy~ *L*

I totally agree with you about exercising...good idea to walk her at night..
Ruby1004 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When Do You Spay/Neuter or Do You Not Spay/Neuter? LaRen616 Take a Poll 140 04-01-2014 11:11 PM
What Age To Spay Female, What Age To Neuter Male LaRen616 Health Issues 32 02-08-2014 06:10 PM
8 month old female.. To Spay or not to Spay? stizzi General Information 29 11-12-2009 03:37 PM
When to spay? Before 1st heat or after 1st heat? Bimmergirl84 Health Issues 15 08-20-2009 03:43 PM
To Spay or Not to Spay MrLeadFoot Basic Care 57 01-06-2009 10:21 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome