Female Schnauzer on Heat - need some advice please

by Lauren R.g.
(Spfld,MA)

I have a 6 month old female Schnauzer & this morning I woke up & found a blood trail & linked it back to my her. Its the first time she has been on heat & she is my my first puppy.
Im confused & need some answers. So my question is:
How long does a 6 month old Schnauzer get her period for?
If I get her spayed is it going to stop her from coming on to heat any more?

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Female Schnauzer on Heat - need some advice please

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May 17, 2010
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is schnauzer still in heat if not bleeding?
by: Suzann

I'm thinking its been 15 days that my bitch has been in heat, 5 days ago my male mated with her.. they were unattended and I think they may have mated again..she doesn't seem to be bleeding any more, could she be out of heat? And dose every time they mate mean one more puppy or many? Thank you so much in advance for a reply...

Apr 05, 2010
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Facts about Female Schnauzers on Heat
by: Linda and Max


The average female schnauzer has her first menstrual cycle (called being "on heat") cycle about six months of age. A few dogs start earlier and few dogs later, even as late as 14-months.

If you have a new female puppy, you should watch her and note when she has her first cycle. If she's 14-months old and still hasn't't been in heat, you should take her to a veterinarian.

The average heat lasts three weeks. In some dogs, it lasts only two weeks while others go four weeks.

Most female schnauzers have regular cycles usually every six to eight months. It's quite typical to be "in heat" twice a year.

Your schnauzer can get pregnant ONLY when in heat. If you want to breed from your bitch, the most fertile days are 11-15 of her cycle.

Please note: when she's in heat, she will usually permit any male dog to mount her! (Few females, will accept a male when they're not in heat.)

She can get pregnant in her first cycle.
However, responsible breeders generally would not breed a dog that early.

Walk your schnauzer with care when she is on heat. She has no problem with the exercise, but she's a walking magnet for male dogs!

Even the best trained and behaved female dog will succumb to hormones! You can't trust her off a leash or out of your control. Never let her outside by herself even in a fenced yard if there is any possibility of male dogs nearby.


Regarding having your female schnauzer spayed, people used to be told to let her go through at least one heat cycle or let them have one litter.

Now many veterinarians are spaying much younger -speak to your local vet.

Once your dog has been spayed, she will no longer come on to heat and can no longer have puppies.

Hope this is helpful,
Linda and Max

Apr 02, 2010
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1 year
by: jose

good day

well at first you have to wait until the puppy have 1 year to find a mate.

best regards

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