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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-05-2010, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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First heat for your female?

Sunny is 6 months. She will be 7 months on the 16th. When do females first come in heat? Our vet wants us to have her spayed right before the first one. He says he reduces the risk of breast cancer. The breeder prefers if you want a year. He says the dogs will become"leggy" if not. As I am not going to be showing I think the risk is greater to wait. Any different thoughts?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-05-2010, 04:08 PM
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Re: First heat for your female?

We spayed Mischa at 8 months and she didn't have her first heat yet. I've read somewhere these dogs are slow to mature. I thought it meant mentally to which I thought, "Duh!" lol but I think they meant physically.
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Re: First heat for your female?

We are in the exact same boat. Ziva is 8 1/2 months. Vet said one thing, breeder another. Would love to hear other input.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-05-2010, 06:07 PM
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Re: First heat for your female?

There is a member on here (who rarely posts) and her girl is just over 1.5yrs old and still has not had her first heat.



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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-06-2010, 04:07 AM
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Re: First heat for your female?

my vet wouldnt spay bailey until after her first season..... she came into season at 11 months and was spayed afters!
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-06-2010, 01:39 PM
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Re: First heat for your female?

Hi fiona,

have you found that spaying her after her first season has had any affect on her temperament at all?
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-07-2010, 03:43 AM
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Re: First heat for your female?

no not at all

our vet said that it can increase risk of cancer not letting them have there first season and can affect maturity levels.

our girl is still daft as ever!!

i think vets in uk and vets in us reccomend different things when it comes to spaying!
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2011, 09:06 AM
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Re: First heat for your female?

Hi i'm new to the site today

My 9 month old bitch came into her first season on boxing day she was 6 months old at the time.
We too were not sure whether to get her spayed before or after, our vet was pushing us to get her done before her first.
To be honest i am glad she had her first one, it was not that messy and we constantly had tissues in hand to help catch any drips. Poppy our little V was shown to keep herself clean which she did.
Her exercise was not a problem we took her out on her lead and kept her on it, we went for 20 min jogs which did her no harm. In fact was great for more lead work.
She is now though, in a phantom pregnancy which is common, we have up'd her exercise and reduced her food slightly which is advice we have been given.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2011, 01:24 PM
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Re: First heat for your female?

I had Savannah spayed between 6 and 7 months which was a little later than the vet recommended and a little earlier than the breeder recommended. Since there are pros and cons for spaying early and late, ultimately, I finally decided it would be easier keeping her calm and inside now before the spring weather and sunshine make being outside soooo much more desireable.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-04-2011, 01:53 PM
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Re: First heat for your female?

Much like the previous posts, our breeder recommended waiting until after 1 year and the vet wanted to spay at 6 months. I talked to our breeder and he says his girls usually have their first heat around 13 months, but this I am sure various greatly for other breedlines.

We've scheduled Stella for her operation in May when she'll be 11 months.
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