I have a 8 month old, CKC Olde english Bulldog that came into heat 9 days ago, she is still bleeding. She is the first one i have had, so i am not sure if this is normal. I plan on breeding her...... Any suggestions on how to keep her clean, i have tried everything. Thanks
Heat cycles last about 3 weeks...some females will bleed the entire time, others only the first week or two. The best way to keep clean is to keep the doggy diapers on and wash her rear with a cloth or diaper wipe in between changes. I use Desitin as well to keep thier rear's from getting funky.
Maybe I misunderstood..are you planning on breeding her now or sometime in the future?
Lastly...how is she bred? Meaning, what kennel did she come from and what is her pedigree? I have Ironblock, SBK and OSB line OEB's.
well, i have tried diapers, doggy panties, she has no tail so nothing will stay up. I plan on breeding her on her next cycle. She is the first dog i have had bleed this long. I'm just not sure if this is normal or if i am a worried mom.......
I have to use Duct tape around the waist to hold up diapers on dogs with no tails...it's a pain, but really and only option if they are in the house and you don't want to have them crated 24 hours.
As far as breeding, I highly suggest you hold off until her 3rd cycle at the minimum..reputable breeders don't breed before a dog is 2 years of age..many health issues don't show up until 2 or close to it. Plus, larger breed females take longer to mature both physically and mentally....having a litter before she is done growing can cause serious long term physical problems (dysplasia, arthritis, etc.) plus, they may not be mentally mature enough to handle a litter..I have heard of young mothers who eat thier pups, smother them, refuse to feed them, play to rough with them, etc... people have had to bottle feed and hand raise litters of young moms..in tern, those pups grow up with poor mothering skills, and the trait is passed along through generations.
Also, it's important to research and understand pedigrees. Know what health issues are in certain lines, know what lines will match up well together and which ones won't.
I'm not trying to be rude or negative, just educate..Being as she's a first for you, it's extremely important to know everything you can about the breed, how to breed, etc. If you can find a local breeder in your area as a mentor, that would be perfect..that way you can sit in on breeding sessions, whelping litters, shows, etc. and really learn the ins and outs of it all. Breeding can be rewarding, but very heartbreaking as well..I lost one of my best females (pointed in confermation..just shy of CH, weight pull titled, and ScH trained) I decided to breed her for the first time at 3 yrs of age and ended up losing her and half the litter..it was devastating.
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***Edited By: bullymom on 9/4/2006 1:13:25 PM*** Reason: add
I have tried to asked breeders for some advice and i keep getting the cold shoulder. Not sure why, I guess they don't want anyone breeding the same breed. Having trouble getting the information that i need. Most bully breeders that i have tried to talk to are kinda stuck up about it??? Not sure why, i just want to get all of the information i can get. I would be a mess if anything happened to my little girl.
I had to help a friend with his rottie while she was in heat. We used adult diapers and punched small holes on both sides. Then we tied a string in one hole looped it through her collar and the back to the other hole. She looked funny but it worked.
i am trying to do research, but everybody has attitudes about it. Everytime i ask for some help or advice i get responses like that, Do you even breed OEB's? And i am not breeding her under 1 year of age, she is 9 months old now, and i am not breeding her yet.......... This is only her first cycle.
***Edited By: krdavis602 on 9/5/2006 2:35:03 PM*** Reason: add content
thanks thats a good idea, right now i have little girl panties on her with a always overnight pad with wings,lol I works when it stays up, but with her being a bulldog, everytime she gets off the couch or bed she kinda slides off, so does the panties........ I'll try the strings Thanks again!
Well it is now September 13 and my bully baby is still bleeding, I talked to the vet, and he told me not to worry about it. But is it normal for dogs to bleed the whole time? And if so, how do you know when you can breed? Count Days?