Although the heat cycle varies from breed to breed and in individual dogs, the average time a female dog is attractive to male dogs (or in heat) is 18 days. Most females are attracted to males for less time than that.
Behavioral changes such as becoming clingy, overly affectionate, grumpy or more distant than normal are all signs a female dog is in heat. While this is broadly true of most female dogs, some show no behavioral changes w...
Female dogs typically go into heat every six months, with the first heat occurring between the ages of 6 and 24 months. However, these intervals vary with different breeds and individual dogs.
The heat cycle of each individual dog and breed varies, but it typically lasts 21 to 28 days. A dog is generally fertile for 18 of those days.
The frequency and length of time a dog goes into heat varies by breed, but is approximately twice a year for about 18 days. Although the heat lasts this long, the female dog is typically only open to mating for about nin...
The female dog does not have a period but a heat, or estrus, cycle. During the proestrus stage of the heat cycle, the female dog bleeds, and male dogs become attracted to her.
When a female dog is in heat, an intact and sexually mature male dog in the area can act anxious and aggressive towards other male dogs. He loses interest in anything except mating. A neutered male dog usually acts norma...