Question by  CrazyBeautifulMe (45)

How can I tell if my Labrador Retriever is in heat and ready for breeding?

She's a year-and-a-half old.


Answer by  marty17 (56)

Dogs usually come into heat about four times a year. They will have a bloody discharge and often search for a mate. Dogs should be at least two years old before breeding. If they are bred before the age of 2 it can have serious health consequences for both the mother and pups.

Reply by CrazyBeautifulMe (45):
oh really? so i have to wait until my doggie reaches the age of 2? no problem with me, my doggie's health is my priority. thanks!  add a comment

Answer by  01628773 (140)

The most obvious sign is when your large breed dog starts to bleed during estrous. Additionally, he vulva will be swollen, and she'll be urinating quite frequently, sometimes two to three times as often as she normally does.


Answer by  ofnik (409)

Most obvious heat sign - bleeding, I would not breed her till her third heat cycle. Take her to the vet for a swab to determine the estrus cycle stage.


Answer by  Anonymous

You will see the other doggies run after her when you take her outsides.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

You will know trust me she will leave blood spots wherever she lays down and she will lick herself constantly. And any male dog in your area will be at your house.

Reply by CrazyBeautifulMe (45):
Thanks! I'll keep that in mind.. Im so anxious for her to get pregnant and if she gets pregnant my next problem would be how to prevent her from having a miscarriage since she's so hyperactive!  add a comment
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