|Barked: Wed Dec 1, '10 9:21pm PST |
|this is from what I've read and seen from other people's dogs, not my own, but a first heat can come anytime between 6 months and 2 years. Wolves in the wild often don't ovulate until 2 years old, and anecdotal evidence suggests raw-fed domestic dogs have late menarche as well (can I use that term? or is it human-only?) Body condition matters too, a fat dog will go into puberty sooner. (Also true of humans.)
Also, some dogs have "invisible" heats- little or no bleeding or behavior changes. If you even SUSPECT she is coming into heat, be CAREFUL! You don't want her bred so young- she needs to finish growing first. (I know you are planning to breed her with your male eventually, it's on his profile.) They are BOTH too young, really.
Sorry if I'm stating the obvious, just wanted to say it in case you were unaware.
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