Our 20 month old English Shepherd female is coming into her second heat and as planned, we are breeding her for the first time with our male farm collie. After the first and second mating she bled enough that her haunches and legs were completely covered. The bleeding stopped on its own and she is still receptive to our male, but we have been hesitant to let them mate again. Is this much bleeding normal for a first-time female? Does it indicate internal tearing? Should we allow them to continue "doing what comes naturally"?
You know this person just asked for some advice ,not wise ass remarks. If i knew the answer I would help her,but I don't. I'm a rookie when it comes to breeding,don't know the first thing about it. So please help them ,instead of the remarks.
Take your pets to the vet and have them both fixed. I am not trying to be rude here. There are soooo many dogs that die everyday because breeders are not properly educated. I know you are not trying to do your animals any harm. It is a HUGE responsibility to breed animals. It just doesn't appear from your question that you are educated enough to be breeding. My personal opinion is that breeders should also breed a certain breed of dog and not mix breeds. It is hard to find happy homes for all of the animals currently avaliable. This is just an attempt to save the life of dogs not to hurt your feelings.
I think rednosed is right on this one. It is a public forum and the public come here to talk about dogs. It is no different than if you were to goto a dog club and talk about dogs. You would like to be respectful and not hurt other people's feelings. It will be better for this 'community' if we were a little more sensitive. I have had my fair share of 'short' remarks. And I can identify with some of you that get very frustrated at times. When you are trying to post informative and polite remarks, but it doesn't seem to get across or when you find that you are replying to 'in essesence the same question' that you've answered several times before. It is hard to keep a polite tone. It is very important to be cognizant of this on forums because the written word can come across a lot harsher than you mean. I, for my part will try extra hard not to be 'short' in the future. None of us know everything, but together we can learn a great deal about the dogs we love.
"I, for my part will try extra hard not to be 'short' in the future." This is what I was doing..had I said what I was thinking and what I would like to have said, it would not have been nice. Therefore I was biting my tongue. I commend you on wanting to be polite..but I will decide for myself how I choose to respond to people, and will continue to remain in compliance with the board rules as I have done up until now. My apologies for losing patience with the constant stream of amateur backyard breeders..especially the ones breeding mixes for no apparent reason. I do lose my cool sometimes, but again, that is my perogative and I'm sorry if it offends you.
I have to agree with Supermommy and mrama....not only has this person planned a breeding with mixed breeds but he is also breeding a bitch that isnt even 2 years old yet. As I have stated in many many post.....Stop the madness!!!!! Charlene
She was asking for advice on a dog bleeding,so just help her out.Again I know nothing of breeding so I can't help her.The dog could die for christ sake.I'm not policing ,but I think if some one asks for advice ,it could be given politely.People come here for advice about problems,they shouldn't get any ones rude responses in return.Just answers to their questions.
Well perhaps she should go to the vet. Clearly she didn't know what she's doing and doesn't even know enough to know whether her dog is now damaged. And lately 'just answer the question or be quiet' has been your mantra. And once again I will tell you that it is my right to respond to a post anyway I feel like it. If I feel like criticizing something that I think is wrong, so be it. If you choose to only respond to something when you have advice, and not simply to express an opinion, good for you. This is something we will just have to agree to disagree on and you can continue wasting your energy on telling me what I should or shouldn't post, but it will not change a thing. I will continue to speak my mind.
I have just had the same problem, our bitch was penetrated by the dog but not tied. For 4 hours after she lost a lot of blood and clots. Without examing the vet thought this could either be because it was her first time or a small tear. Next day she is fine but we are reluctant to mate again. Sue
I have had maiden bitches bleed slightly. Not like either of the other people are describing. It is more like a tinge of pink and maybe a few droplets of blood (not to be gross here) but generally mixed with semen. Are you sure it is blood and not a little blood mixed with a lot of semen? Again sorry for the graphic post.
I've got no experience in breeding dogs but when my bitch came into season I was suprised that my castrated dog never showed any interest in her. She carried on bleeding until around day 14 ish and then he started mounting her day 16-17. I would guess that she isn't ready yet but someone with more experience will soon reply.
Hello, I renewed this topic and will update what happened next. We did mate the bitch 48 hours later on the vets advice, she tied and this time there was no abnormal bleeding. She is now at her 18th day of season and is still bleeding but like a normal season. I thinking this is going on abit but may be because she is pregnant. Otherwise she is her normal happy self.
I wouls really watch her, and if she doesn't take don't be suprised.
I would have had the vet take a look at her cells to see what they were doing. My bith bleeds for 19+ days and is receptive at 21+ days. The only way I found out is because a vet did swabs and slides to pinpoint her receptive time.