Dog Mating Season : What Are the Signs That a Dog Is in Heat?

Dog Mating Season : What Are the Signs That a Dog Is in Heat?

 


When Does Heat Start in Dogs?

It is possible for dogs to go into heat as early as four months old in smaller breeds, but the average age is about six months old. It is possible for some giant breeds to not enter their first heat until they are 18-24 months old. When it comes to breeding young female dogs, it is strongly recommended that they should not be bred during their first or second cycle. They have not yet matured their eggs, and the dog has not yet reached full maturity either.  


What Are the Signs That a Dog Is in Heat?

A number of behavioral changes occur when an animal goes into heat or begins to breed. There is no exemption for dogs in this regard. The term “in heat” refers to a female dog being open to mating and releasing mating hormones. It’s normal for a female dog to become less energetic, more aggressive, urinate more often, and run away from home if she’s going into heat. Male dogs, on the other hand, do not go through heat cycles. 

The dog’s heat cycle actually consists of four stages:






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