Table of Contents
At what age do German Shepherd puppies go into heat?
Generally speaking, a female dog can enter estrus—the heat cycle—around six months of age to nine months, though some wait until a year or longer to begin.
At what age do female German shepherds get their period?
How do I know when my German Shepherd is in heat?
Signs seen during this phase include a swollen vulva, blood-tinged discharge, excessive licking of the genital area, clingy behavior, and aggression toward male dogs. Your dog may also hold her tail close to her body. Estrus: The estrus phase is the mating phase where your female dog will be receptive to males.
How long do female German shepherds bleed?
Heat usually lasts between 2-4 weeks. Early in the cycle, a female dog may not be receptive to male dogs, although some are receptive through the entire cycle. It can be shorter or longer and you’ll know the cycle is over when all her vulva returns to its normal size and there’s no more bleeding or discharge.
How many times a year do German Shepherds go into heat?
German Shepherds have to go into heat twice a year; however, some shepherds can enter a heat cycle more often. Some even go into heat season once every 4 to 6 months. German Shepherds can differ in their personality changes. Length of heat, messiness, and amount of discharge.
How many puppies do German Shepherds have?
German Shepherd Dog Litter Size German Shepherd Dogs can have anywhere from 1 to 15 puppies in a normal litter. While the average is 8 puppies per litter, larger litters are often expected.
How many puppies do Labradors have in their first litter?
Many Labradors will have six to eight puppies. Some may have as many as twelve or more. Some as few as one or two. Litters of ten are not at all unusual.
What age should a Labrador have its first litter?
Her first season could be as early as 5-6mths (I note she is already 6mths) but usually they are about a year old when they have their first season.
At what age can you breed a female lab?
Breed your female dog between 8 months and 8 years of age. Female Labradors typically can’t be bred until they’re at least 8 months old. Around this time, your dog will experience its first “heat” cycle.