I also have a female puppy. She's 20 weeks old. When can I expect her to have her 1st period? Also, does anyone have any suggestions so that she won't bleed over my new carpet when she does have her period?
I hope no males get to her when she goes into heat. Hopefully, the male dogs in the neighborhood won't be able to jump my 6 foot fence to get to her. We still haven't totally decided whether to breed her or not in the future to a male lab. Although, breeding isn't advisable under the age of 2 anyways since puppies aren't mature enough to take care of pups. So I have plenty of time to decide whether I'll breed her or get her spayed.
Thanks very much for that advice. I wasn't aware that males would jump a 6 foot fence just to get to my dog. We definitely don't want her having puppies too early nonetheless having mixes. If we plan to breed her, we plan perhaps next year to get a male lab pup. This way, she'll have purebred labs.