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    Cassie was born on 19th January, making her nearly seven monts old. Am I right in thinking her first season will be at about eight months?

    Having had only Barney before I'm unfamiliar with girl dogs cycles. I just wondered if I am right

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    Hi

    Any time soon ,Poppy ,Daisy and Rosie all had theirs about 8-9 months and Lily had her second at 13 months .
    Brian M

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    Thanks Brian

    I've nosed on the net a bit but it all seems a bit vague... Can you tell me the first signs to look for? Thanks...x

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    Tulas was at 8months

    I noticed she was licking that area more often then about 3 days later she started bleeding

    Hope that helps??
    TULA & IVER

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    A season lasts about three weeks, and particularly in the second and third weeks, bitches are VERY attractive to males! And they leave their scent everywhere. So the safest thing for the bitch - and the fairest thing for any unneutered males you might meet in the park (I have one, so say that with feeling!) - is simply to keep your girl at home during her season. Of course, let her out (supervised) into a secure back garden, but remember that a really randy male can become a mixture of Houdini and a mountaineer! Three weeks without exercise isn't going to turn her into a fatty, and if you have open, dogless countryside nearby where it is safe to exercise her, carry her from the house to the car so as not to leave any scent around the front garden. Thankfully these days there are far fewer stray dogs roaming the streets, but a mating can take literally seconds, and has been done through fences before now!

    I'm assuming Barney is neutered - if not, you're going to have fun!

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    I've had to leave Susie, the rescue girl that came in with my Tansy, unspayed because her heart murmur is such a severe grade and two vets have tld me they are not sure she'd survive surgery, so it isn't a consideration. She lives with an elderly neighbour -- and during her last season a neighbourhood male dog stood outside his house for days, scratched most of the paint off the bottom of the door and howled so much someone called the police. A neighbour and I manage her for him but it is a headache for him (and his front door is destroyed... ). Just to echo what Kate says -- this can be very taxing on male dog and if Barney is intact, I'd get him neutered, or get her spayed (as the breed has a very high risk of pyometra in unspayed females -- around 40% lifetime chance of this potentially fatal and fast, typically symptom-less womb infection -- it is worth considering the health implications of leaving her unspayed).
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    Barney is neutered!
    We had Daisy spayed just after her third birthday,her first season was at eight months and she was pretty predictable always.
    Holly was at nine months,and just as we thought it was all over and done with...off she went again.So she had a split season!!that's about 40 days so far.
    She's finally stopped bleeding just today.I'm told it's not that unusual and I chatted with the vet last Friday and he just shrugged his shoulders
    "Split season? Yeah, happens a bit on first seasons".
    It's tough because the poor pet hasn't had a proper walk or a snuggle on the bed for such a long time.
    I'd keep your baby under house arrest for approx 23 days.
    Sins

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    thanks everyone for your replies!! Yep Barney is neutered!! He finds girls "interesting" but not sure why lol

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    Hi Teresa, Just so you'll know (I didn't,so it came as quite a shock when it happened ).... the fact that he's neutered wont necessarily stop him from being willing and able to mate with your little female. She just wont get pregnant.

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    Mika went into heat at only 6 months - right when she was supposed to get spayed, so she ended up having one season before she was finally spayed. It seems it really varies with each dog - I guess why what you've found has been vague.

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