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We are fairly sure Sasha is having her first season, although there was only one small amount of liquid around the 3rd Jan. She has played/fought as dogs do with Oscar before this but around this time (3rd jan) he started humping him and generally launching herself at him all the time.
This is pretty much week 4 and there is no sign of her stopping this behaviour and am getting a bit worried. I thought she might have started calming down again if it was a season.... she is eight months old on weds.
 

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It sounds as if she is Not in season Yet. Cassie humps Lexi about 6weeks or 2months before either come into season. Then things go quiet for a short time and then Lexi comes in season with Cassie about 10days behind
 

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Wish we knew what was going on..I did ask vet who said she was slightly swollen and judging by behaviour could be in season. We need to make sure though as we want to arrange to get her spayed..
 
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there was only one small amount of liquid around the 3rd Jan.
How do you mean? Was it drips of blood? Have you seen nothing since? When you say she was swollen, how swollen? Generally when they come into season that first time, their vulvas swell to more than twice the size. Their nipples swell too.

Humping is pretty normal excited play behaviour and it often has nothing to do with seasons. I just generally tell them to stop if they start getting carried away.
 

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Molly is In Season now at 11 months old. Dogs were showing a greater interest in her for weeks before season even started though.

Week 1- lots of drops of bright red blood, especially when she stood up from lying down, generally bit depressed and reserved, much more wary than usual of other dogs and even people. Larger than usual appetite.
Week2- it was not til end of week 1 I saw a real change in her vulva when it started to swell and on into week2. Blood gradually became paler and less frequent and then disappeared altogether. Molly went off her food. Had to be careful on when we walked or as she really did not want to come back when normally her recall is very reliable!
We are now in week 3 and things all seem to be settling down.

Kirsten and Molly :0)
 

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Certainly sounds as Jules says that she is not yet in season. Dogs have little hormone surges and 'shows' every now and then with a smidge of blood here and a brown stain there.

but please.... Please....please guys don't walk them when they are in season....or not after about day six or seven. Its screaming for both being trouble and causing trouble for others.

very very very few owners scratch their heads when their bitch is in season. If you are, the huge chance is, she isn't yet.
 

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there was only one small amount of liquid around the 3rd Jan.
How do you mean? Was it drips of blood? Have you seen nothing since? When you say she was swollen, how swollen? Generally when they come into season that first time, their vulvas swell to more than twice the size. Their nipples swell too.

Humping is pretty normal excited play behaviour and it often has nothing to do with seasons. I just generally tell them to stop if they start getting carried away.
It was just a small amount of clearish liquid with a slight brown tinge nothing since. She does not leave Oscar alone though poor thing and because we were not sure about things have kept them seperate to give Oscar a bit of rest. It does sound though from what people have said that she is not ...just hoping she can hold out a bit longer as we get married in just under ten weeks and really want her there for the photos.
 
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It was just a small amount of clearish liquid with a slight brown tinge nothing since
That sounds more like her anal glands had emptied than the beginning of a season. It's usually a few drips of red blood you spot. It doesn't turn to a clearish liquid until about halfway through....that's if it does at all.

Fingers crossed she'll hold on until after the wedding now. And as for her behaviour towards Oscar, then just treat it as you would any other unwanted behaviour. :wink:
 
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