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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Mar 04, 2021
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My Sweet Lola
by: Anonymous

I'm not sure if this is the right place or not but I need a little reassurance.
My toy/miniature female schnauzer will be a year old the end of the month and she still hasn't had her first heat cycle.
Her genitals have been swollen and she is cleaning herself a lot. There hasn't been any bleeding. Is this normal? What should I expect next?

NOTE FROM LINDA:
It sounds like she is having her heat and is very light. Not all females produce lots of blood. She is licking herself clean. Yes, it is normal.

Feb 15, 2021
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Heat
by: Anonymous

I have a miniature Schnauzer she had her first heat at six months which is been eight months ago no signs of her going into heat again she did have hernia surgery when she was about seven weeks old is it normal for her to wait so long between cycles I do want to breed her at one point.

NOTE FROM LINDA: Yes, it is normal. It can be 9 months or even a year.

Nov 22, 2020
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Heat
by: Linda

Yes, heat can last three weeks

Nov 18, 2020
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In heat
by: Anonymous

My mini started her heat 2 weeks ago and is no longer bleeding but does have a white discharge and is still swollen. Is this normal?

Jun 08, 2020
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Toy schnauzer in heat
by: Anonymous

My young schnauzer(6 months) has just gone into heat my older schnauzer (14 months) is fixed but will he still mount her? She is very small (5 pounds) he is about (20 pounds). I'm worried he will hurt her. Please let me know.

NOTE FROM LINDA: Although he has been neutered, he may still have an interest, he will be able to smell her. If he has been neutered, he won't be able to produce puppies, but he may try to mount her.
Given how tiny she is, you need to be careful with her, so keep an eye on them at all times, so she doesn't get hurt.
Given how small she is, I would not recommend getting her spayed until she has reached maturity -at about 2 years old.

Dec 05, 2018
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standard Schnauzer is in heat
by: Anonymous

My breeder said to let her go through one heat. 3 months after heat you can spay her. If you spay too soon it can affect their growth or make them incontinent. So I’m following my breeder's advice. I have an 8 foot fence. It is vinyl, so no dog can climb it. I let my female Husky go out with her in the yard. So protects my puppy.

Nov 26, 2018
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What
by: Hewo

My schnauzer is 6 months old and is in heat for the first time we are not planning on fixing her, we are training her to be a show dog. So what should I do to help her from bleeding everywhere?

NOTE FROM LINDA: You could try a doggy diaper -you can buy them online or in pet shops.

Jun 23, 2017
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two year old miniature schunauzer in heat
by: Anonymous

my baby girl is two and I have notice a little blood at times on her bed is there something that i can buy to keep her from bleeding everywhere.
NOTE FROM LINDA AND MAX, yes you can buy pads which look like nappies (diapers in the USA)

Apr 17, 2017
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It can be messy
by: Anonymous

My little female mini schnauzer came into heat at 7 months. She's about halfway through the cycle. I've found that size small swim diapers (I had some mediums left over from when my grandson was a baby) are cheaper than dog diapers and stay on better! She's about 10 pounds so the small works for her---just figure out where to cut a hole for the tail to hold it on.

Mar 02, 2017
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My Minature Schnauzer in heat
by: Anonymous

How much blood should I expect & how long will she be in heat

Jan 10, 2017
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I think my dog is in heat
by: Anonymous

My dog is swelling and red do that mean she in heat

NOTE FROM LINDA AND MAX:
Probably. If so, make sure she doesn't go off on her own, she is a magnet for male dogs.

Jan 30, 2016
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Miniature schnauzer
by: derrick

when breeding min schnauzer how long do they lock together for
Note from Linda and Max. It can be quite a long time, especially if the male gets stuck inside the female

Jan 25, 2015
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My Mini puppy has been on heat twice in her 8 months life... Is this normal
by: Anonymous

My female mini Schnauzer went into heat at 5 months for around 3 - 4 weeks...
Then less than 2 months later is on heat again... In her first week.. This is crazy... Is this normal???

Yes she was confirmed on heat and actually bleeding then and now with drops of blood!

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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