Okay, here is my disclosure, I am NEVER going to own an in tact female, and never have before, so I'm a COMPLETE IDIOT to females....
We are planning a trip to my In-Laws in December. We always take our female lab with us. This time were going to be traveling with two dogs. Jazmine AND Killian.
Here is where my ignorance shows through.
My In-Laws have two in-tact female labs. 1 isn't supposed to make it till Xmas, she is really old and really sick. So there will possibly only be just Molly, she is 6. I was wondering..... can she get pregnant if she is not in heat. Were debating on boarding Killian instead of taking him because if we can't even let them play without having to worry about, well, the big hump, then I don't want to risk it. We won't leave anything to chance.
I've heard that some males don't show interest in females at all unless they are in heat and that is the only time they can get pregnant, others say that boys will be boys and they can get pregnant even if they are not in heat. I'm kinda embarrassed to ask my breeder this question. LOL!
So, if she isn't in heat during our vacay, you think we could bring Killian with us to Washington and be able to relax and enjoy vacay without taking turns in kennels the entire month?
I REFUSE to let him have any access to create an "oops" litter. I will not contribute to the over-pet-population we currently have.