Are you a first time breeder?
If you are a first time breeder of dogs or you have adopted one recently for the first time, chances are that you do not what exactly estrus is ?
Fret not! This one will tell you all about it:
Estrus are the phases in the female dogs lives when there is prominent hormonal changes in their bodies and incidentally these hormones make them extremely receptive to mating and then to pregnancy.
But in case you are wondering how would you determine if your female puppy is staying in heat and how long does a dog stay in heat, it is every six months or so and for a period of two to four weeks. During this period the female pup or he dog may experience physical changes like the swelling fits vulva and little or profuse of bleeding or any kind of discharge from her vulva. She may also feel incontinence and emotionally also may go on severe to moderate mood swings. It is a delicate period for the female dogs and it is completely natural.
From the time that the female pup are four or six months it may start staying in heat. This means that it is readying for mating. It can present itself to male dogs suggesting mating but it is advisable to not allow the pups to mate in their first and the second cycle because their eggs are not yet ready for fertilization.
Is the period of heat same in all the dogs:
Mostly the period of staying in heat roughly stays for two to four weeks, a few days here and there. But it is seen that in the smaller breeds, the pups start their heat as early as four or six months and the strong and the bigger breeds come in heat only at the age of eighteen to twenty four months.