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first heat

Postby mauriceflowers » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:25 am

So my young lady went into heat this weekend and it has been an interesting experience for the both of us. When I first got her I had all these plans of breeding her and whatnot. I realize now that I'm far too inexperienced to breed as of yet. After this cycle is over I will be getting her spayed but I thought I would share a few things I've experienced over that past couple of days.
1) Diapers are your best friend.
2) It's true male dogs can smell a female from miles away.
3) Be prepared for mood changes and a bit of hostility.
4) Avoid the mess and get them fixed before hand.

Eventually I would like to breed but I think I've seen enough for a while now.

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Re: first heat

Postby Amie » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:12 am

:clap :clap :clap


(when you do start to think about breeding again, go work in a shelter for a while, and keep that in mind. That's not to say never ever breed, but it IS to say never breed unless you can be positive that every single dog you produce will be better temperament and better conformation than any dog in there, and no dog will ever end up in those circumstances.)

Thanks for being willing to learn!

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Re: first heat

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:29 am

Amie wrote::clap :clap :clap


(when you do start to think about breeding again, go work in a shelter for a while, and keep that in mind. That's not to say never ever breed, but it IS to say never breed unless you can be positive that every single dog you produce will be better temperament and better conformation than any dog in there, and no dog will ever end up in those circumstances.)

Thanks for being willing to learn!


x2!!!

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Re: first heat

Postby WackyJacki » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:35 pm

Amie wrote::clap :clap :clap


(when you do start to think about breeding again, go work in a shelter for a while, and keep that in mind. That's not to say never ever breed, but it IS to say never breed unless you can be positive that every single dog you produce will be better temperament and better conformation than any dog in there, and no dog will ever end up in those circumstances.)

Thanks for being willing to learn!


x3!!

So refreshing to see someone who is open and willing to learn before they make any major decisions! :thumbsup:

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Re: first heat

Postby Ilovethepits » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:16 pm

Bless your heart!! I'm SO happy your baby girl won't be reproducing. :bowdown:

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Re: first heat

Postby doglove » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:05 pm

This is the way you learn. I'm glad you went through it with your eyes wide open, and I'm glad you're getting your dog fixed. Be sure to keep her completely safe until she's ok'd by the vet to be spayed. Don't allow her to be alone outside or around ANY male dogs, even if they're fixed. Some neutered males will still have the urge and you could end up with a fight when she doesn't appreciate it.

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Re: first heat

Postby FriscoGirl » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:17 pm

I'm all about spaying if you're not going to show or breed but I'd suggest researching the negative effects of spaying before reaching full maturity and not what your vet says, their main concern isnt optimal health, its unwanted litters. I'd wait until 2yrs if your confident you can keep her litter free until then.

spend some time studying

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Re: first heat

Postby FBODGRL » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:12 pm

Lets not forget the benefits of early spaying ;)

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Re: first heat

Postby Adrianne » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:54 pm

:headbang:

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Re: first heat

Postby tia_leigha » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:55 pm

Our girl was spayed at 6 mo. old , maybe 4 ? I'll have to double check.
She is not any different than she was prior, but she is only 1. =]
Koda is still a pistol, and willing to learn. Her weight gain is normal for her growth and age.
Thanks for doing your research like the others have said! :thumbsup:
I wanted to breed my boy when I first got him, and then came PBF :hi

Here's my 1 yr old red headed step child <3 As you can see she is fine after her "early "spay so far! Will keep you posted if it changes
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