how long do a menstrual cycle of a shih tzu puppy last and what procedures do should I take so she won't breed?..My first puppy and I am trying to do the right thing by her...Been meaning to get her sprayed but haven't yet, however I plan to once she finish cycling.
In dogs, this is called their 'heat' Every dog will differ, but in general, plan for her to be in heat for at least 3 weeks.
Keeping her from breeding is accomplished by not allowing her around any intact males....period! Not for a short visit, not to play supervised or not, not just out to the putty with them....never, until her heat is completely over.
Thank you all for the advice......So far Ive been keeping her indoors and put training pads down for her to use...I dont really let her out anyway...only walk her on occassions but now Im really keeping her in the house with all windows closed...