We adopted an extremely emaciated female dog with the future intentions of breeding her once she is a happy, healthy dog again- atleast 6 months or a year from now. However, she was bred her first heat cycle by her previous owner. When we adopted her, her puppies were 7 weeks old. Is there any way to calculate when she will come back into heat? All of our dogs (which is a total of 5) have free roam of our home and backyard all day while we are at work. I want to be sure to keep her seperated so that she is not re-bred in her current state. Any help is much appreciated.We have only had 1 litter in the past and then had her spayed because she HATED her puppies! Therefore, I do not know when it is normal for a dog to have their heat cycle after having a litter. I was told around 6 months- does that mean 6 months from her first cycle or 6 months since she had the puppies? Thanks!
What kind of dog is she? How old is she now? Is she a house dog or outside?
Please, please, please reconsider breeding this precious baby that you've rescued. Would you be willing to have her spayed and just love her?
Is she purebred, registered, health tested, do you have her Pedigree? What male would you breed her with? Is HE purebred, registered, etc.? Will you try to sell the puppies or give them away? Are you planning to breed in order to better the standards of her breed or to sell puppies? Breeding is a huge responsibility and I'm not implying that you are irresponsible but this poor girl was bred during her first heat cycle so she must have been less than a year old at the time. Has she been vet checked since whelping?
The heat cycles can vary and do not always fall on 6 months. You can watch for swelling and bleeding. She should be kept in an x-pen or kennel away from the males while she is in heat, about 21 days. I have 2 females that only cycle about every 8-9 months and 1 that goes in like clockwork every 6 months so it does vary.
I hope that everything works out for you and she does well.
Best of luck!
Friends will step in when the rest of the world steps out.
I have to agree with Oxford....please...if she was bred her first heat cycle...then she was prob under a year. This poor girl was not given the proper time to grow and develop. I NEVER breed my females until they are 2 years old. She should be fully health tested as well as the male. Only breed her if she is an excellent specimen of the breed, and can contribute to the betterment of the breed. I am not being negative, but only thinking of the many many dogs in the shelters being euthanized every day.