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dogs in heat?

I have an American Bulldog (or great dane, dont know)
And she is 6 months old, and hasn't started to go into heat yet, or show signs of it.
I've looked up online about it, and mostly get info about breeding :(

Does anyone have any personal expierence with it? We got her from a family a few weeks ago that did have a male, but said she wasn't old enough to breed yet, so they didn't, but it will be a few more weeks before we know if he did sneak in with her or not. (I hope not!!!)

Any info/advice/anything???

Thanks ladies!!

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:24 AM on Aug. 16, 2009 in Pets

Answers (6)
  • The "heat" phase you are referring to usually comes during her period cycle. This can be anywhere between 6-8 months for a puppy. She is too young to mate now and it could be dangerous not only for her but for her pups as well.
    I would suggest you spaying her asap to avoid any problems.
    If she hasn't had her period yet, she cannot get pregnant and most likely isnt pregnant.

    Answer by youngfirsttimer at 3:05 AM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • if you feel like paying for it, you can have your vet do an x-ray to see if she's pregnant. i sure am glad the people you got her from "didn't breed her yet" if they don't even know what breed the dog is.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:25 AM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • First of all, big difference between an American Bulldog and a Great Dane, so if you don't even know what breed of dog she is, please don't try to breed her. Secondly, larger dogs don't usually come into their first heat until they are almost a year old.

    Answer by kustomkrochet at 6:25 AM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • wow first a great dane can take up to 3 years before they are offically an adult. They say don't breed a dane until she's 2 years old and make sure she is checked for hips. Danes also have a crude load of inhereditary diseases thay you should check for first. Also a huge difference between an american bulldog and a dane. Do her a favor and get her spayed and leave the breeding to a professional. I would hate to pay the money they charge for a dane to get home a find out his or her hips are bad from birth or that the dog is aggressive cause you want puppies from a 100 plus pound dog. My dog's mom had 14 puppies and the food cost alone was over 200 a week until they all found homes.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 9:12 AM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • we don't want to breed her. . .no worries there!! lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:31 AM on Aug. 17, 2009

  • Get her spayed.

    Answer by Yoshi_Yoshi at 12:44 PM on Aug. 17, 2009

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