How long before swelling/bleeding starts can the male dog detect heat?

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by wienerdogsrule, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. wienerdogsrule

    wienerdogsrule PetForums Newbie

    Jan 26, 2018
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    I have a 3 yr mini dachshund that the male started taking notice of 10 days ago. But I did not notice any swelling until 2 days ago. Yesterday I saw the first blood. Now the male is not nearly as interested. Just wondering how early the male can sense heat. I am surprised it is happening like this because i have bred dachsunds 3 times before and the same male didnt become interested until after i saw swelling and bleeding.
  2. Freyja

    Freyja PetForums VIP

    Jun 28, 2008
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    I think it depends on the male and how interested he is I have males that will start paying unwanted attention to the girls a month beore they have come into season but then I have had boys who are not at all interested untill the bitch is ready to mate.