This article will help guide you through every part of the breeding process for your female dog.
Do you know how to breed your female dog? A female dog will have her first heat cycle from 4 months of age up to the second year (tiny dogs come into heat early, so the first heat can depend on the size and the breed), but even though she can get pregnant that early, she should not be bred until her second or third estrus.
After that first cycle, she will come into heat about every six months, but it can vary from 4 to 12 months.
How often do female dogs come into estrus?
On average, estrus occurs about twice a year, although it varies from dog to dog. Small breeds tend to cycle more regularly than larger breeds. The interval between heat cycles tends to be four to twelve months with an average of seven months. An exception is the Basenji and other sled dog breeds, as they tend to go into heat only once per year, typically in the spring.
How Often Do Female Dogs Come Into Heat?
On average this occurs about twice a year or every six months, although it varies from dog to dog. When cycling first begins, there may be a great deal of variability in the time between cycles. This is normal. Some females take eighteen months to two years to develop a regular cycle.
There is no evidence that irregular heat cycles predispose the dog to false pregnancies or pyometra (uterine infection). Small breeds tend to cycle more regularly than the larger breeds. Three and occasionally four heat cycles per year can be normal in some females.
Very large breeds may only have a “heat” cycle once every 12-18 months. In most giant breeds (Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds, St Bernards, etc.) an oestrus cycle every twelve months is common.
When Is The Best Time To Mate Your Dog?
This can be difficult. Most ovulate and are receptive around the eleventh day of oestrus. The discharge will then be less bloody and the female will be actively looking for a male. However, ovulation may occur either early or late during the “heat” cycle.
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What happens to female dogs after mating?
- Speak With Breeders in Person. If you’re a seasoned dog breeder, you likely have established relationships with other breeders. …
- Join a Kennel Club. Kennel Clubs, such as the AKC, offer ways for you to get in touch with others who might be looking to breed their dog. …
- Attend Dog Shows.