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Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by DKDREAM, Apr 25, 2011.


  1. DKDREAM

    DKDREAM PetForums VIP

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    Hi all

    I have been reading up on bitch seasons, as Tilly is now a week into hers and is being kept away from the boys 100% of the time, this is easy but what I cant get an ansew too is, when can she go back with the boys? obviously after 3 weeks but what signs should I look for to make sure she has finished?? the swelling will obviously go down but not as much as when she was small?? am I right
     
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    Oooh I wouldnt mind knowing this too, obviously I dont have any entire males in the house but for walking in populated places.
     
  3. Tanya1989

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    I call it a month after first day of bleeding.
     
  4. I always wait a month after the start of the season before letting Alaska and Scorcher back with the boys or go on walks. Just to be safe.
     
  5. DKDREAM

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    Oh right and shall I buy bitch spray for after the seasons finished.
     
  6. Tanya1989

    Tanya1989 PetForums VIP

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    It doesn't work
     
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    22 days for me...........
     
  8. DKDREAM

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    Oh thanks, I wont get any then. :)
     
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    so day after the 3 weeks?? will she have gone down then (swelling)
     
  10. pickle

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    She could still get caught up to 28 days. the swelling going down is the best indication, some bitches have been mated up to 28 days. Give her a good bath after the season has finished completely.
     
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    I always wait a month after first signs of bleeding as have known bitches to have been mated on days 26-28 and had litters.
     
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    Ok I will sure do that i bath her abit if she gets blood on her coat, i just want to keep her clean. Thanks for the advice i will wait till swelling is down, and watch them with her
     
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    All of mine are 21 day bitches, but like others have said, I work to the month not to take any chances.

    As Tanya says, bitch sprays are a waste of money.

    I sometimes give my girls a bath at the end of their season if they are going to be travelling to shows with the boys - otherwise I don't tend to bother.
     
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    wod of warning - my bitch was mated on day 38 of her season !! - season can and do vary enormously - the best sign to look for is that her vulva has gone back down - even then she will still smell interesting to male dogs but she should be no longer interested in them - and tell them so in no uncertain terms !
     
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    I wait for 4 weeks before the bitches go anywere near the dogs. They also have a good bath to get rid of any remaining smells before they are allowed in with the dogs.
     
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    Day 26 my girl was caught by my own boy and had 8 pups!!

    Safest option is to keep her away from ALL dogs for a couple more weeks yet.
     
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    I found the bitch spray in conjunction with the tablets worked fine. I like the minty, lemony scent too! Better than any air freshener!
     
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