First heat, silent heat?
I think Versailles has been in heat for about a week now. I noticed last week her behavior was a bit weird, and when I examined her it did look a tad swollen, but no blood. I figured maybe it was a fluke and I was wrong, as not a lot of dogs were showing any interest and again, no blood.
I went training at a new club on Sunday and after she trained someone asked who had a bitch in heat, as I guess their malinois was responding to it. I told them that I thought she may have been, but hadn't seen anything so figured I was wrong.
Yesterday, my friends neutered bull mastiff who she has met MANY, many times, was acting VERY determined to get at her, drooling, chattering teeth, air humping, so I took her home and at this point I figure it is safe to say she is in heat.
Is it common to have a very light heat, or a silent heat, in their first cycle? I have never owned an in tact bitch, so this is all very new to me. Any advice or stories are welcome!