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by Laris on 03 November 2006 - 16:11

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What is the typical duration for the next heat after birth, would it be: a) 6 months from the date of last whelp; or b) 6 months from the date of last heat; or c) 6 months from the date when the puppies have been weaned; or d) whatever Thanks.

by Janette on 03 November 2006 - 16:11

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I find it to be (b). Although heat cycles can be light after they had a litter. And are always subject to change!

by vomlandholz on 03 November 2006 - 17:11

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I find b give or take a few weeks.

by SGBH on 03 November 2006 - 17:11

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If a female is healthy she usually comes in heat every 26 weeks give or take(depending on the female), whether she had puppies or not, during her last heat cycle. So I would agree with (b). Stephen

by bobby999 on 03 November 2006 - 21:11

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I would say B as this has always been case in my female

by Grum_Majestat on 03 November 2006 - 22:11

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I have had females do 6 month from last heat and 6 months from whelp date. Guess depends on bitch

by EchoMeadows on 04 November 2006 - 01:11

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I have to agree typically B, although we have one female who cycles on 4 months, this means every 4 months, weather or not she has had a litter, just after weaning the last litter she was right back into heat, with in a couple weeks. so she stayed her course of 4 month cycle. But most bitches are on 6 month cycle and I have found B to be true in most cases.

by Wok on 04 November 2006 - 02:11

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Is it normal for a bitch to be in heat again after only 3 months since her last heat? By the way, I bred her in her last heat but was not pregnant. Thanks.

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