how often does a pitbull go into heat and how long does it last?

i pretty much want to know the 411 on breeding a pitbull

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  • The average female dog's estrus cycle lasts 21 days, and will occur 2 times a year. Pit Bulls generally come into their first heat at approximately 6 months of age.

    How You Can Tell If Your Dog's In Heat

    The average heat cycle for a dog is approximately 3 weeks and since this an an average, some heats are shorter (as little as 7-10 days), others are longer (4 weeks or more).

    Average times between heat periods is seven months but some dogs can cycle as early as every 4 months, some once a year.

    Lengths of heat cycles and intervals between cycles are different for each dog but most dogs hit somewhere close to the averages.

    The first part of heat you will notice bleeding from the vuʟvᴀ, swelling of the vuʟvᴀ, possible increase in urination and the most noticeable, male dogs hanging around the house. During this period (proestrus), females will not allow the males to breed with them although the males will be very persistent.

    The second part or estrus is the time in which the female will allow the male to breed her and this can last anywhere from 4-21 days. A female, most of the time, will allow most any male to breed during this time. As the female starts to go out of heat or enter diestrus, she will be less willing to breed.

    Again this stage can last 4-14 days but averages approximately 7 days. The next cycle usually begins about 7 months from the start of the last heat cycle, not the end of that cycle but again this varies from dog to dog. The interval stays the same even if she becomes pregnant.

    If you do not intend to breed her, you really should consider spaying her. There are many health benefits associated with spaying such as decreased chance of mammary tumors and you will not have to worry about pyometra, metritis or unwanted litters (overpopulation is a big problem - just take a trip to a humane shelter).

    If you elect to spay her, this can be done during heat but it may be best to wait until the heat cycle is over to decrease the chance of complications.

    Intact female dogs will normally come into heat (estrus) once every 4 ý to 12 months with the average for most breeds being once every 6 months. You will probably notice some bloody discharge from the ѵɑɠıռɑ and a swollen vuʟvᴀ when your dog is in heat. You may notice "mounting" behavior, also.

    The heat period can last from 8 to 30 days with an average of about 20 days. Most female dogs will be willing to stand for a male dog and permit breeding around 10 to 16 days after the beginning of their heat period. Some females will be a little more aggressive during their heat period, but most show no change in behavior and interaction with their owners.

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    how often does a pitbull go into heat and how long does it last?

    i pretty much want to know the 411 on breeding a pitbull

  • A Pitbull is the same as most other dogs and will come into heat twice a year for about 10 days.

  • 2 times a year and for 5-7 days

  • It deeƿє-ṅєds on the individual dog. I had a pitbull that was in heat every couple of months. Where as my mixed bread who wasn't very big who was in heat once every couple of years.

  • You know I came on here to find out how often she would come into heat and learn however I must admit that I find most of the comments on here close minded and rude. It s fine to have your opinion of if an animal should or should not be reproduced however the way some of you go about it is wrong. I don t want puppies however if someone out there is willing to try to learn the ins and outs of breeding before doing so in order to do what is best for their pet it is their decision not yours. Open your minds the idea that some of us Love the Breed and Feel that its reputations is unfair. I have had several pits in my life and now my 7 year old has one of her own that someone abused so severely but she loves and trust us unconditionally regardless of her rough upbringing. Furthermore they may just be wanting a litter to keep their beloved family pets genetics with them in the future before they lose the loved pet who knows why but it isn t up to all of you to judge another person for their decisions to breed their animal. More power to those out there who Are Responsible enough to try to learn about breeding risks out there before they put their animal in that situation. For me yes having her fixed was a good option she came to us beaten abused and abandon now she is happy and healthy in her new home but if it wasn t for some breeder out there then I wouldn t have the wonderful dog we love today. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that is mine for what it s worth.

  • YOU KNOW WHAT TO ALL YOU PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO THINK THERE SOMEBODY SPECIAL MAYBE EVEN GOD YOU NEED TO SHUT IT WITH ALL YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT NOT BREEDING A PITBULL. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH PITBULLS THEY ARE JUST AS LOVING AS ANY OTHER BREED. IF YOU WANT TO BREED YOUR PITBULL BREED THEM DONT LISTEN TO ANYBODY ON HERE. YOU PEOPLE SAY THAT PITBULLS ARE MEAN AND KILLERS NEWS FLASH THEY ARE THE BEST DOGS EVER UNLESS THEY ARE RAISED WRONG SO DONT GO PUTTING DOWN PITBULLS UNTIL YOU KNOW YOUR FACTS. I HAVE A 9 MONTH OLD PITBULL NAMED NICCO WHO IS THE SWEETEST THING AND THEN I HAVE A 3 MONTH CHIHUAHUA NAMED HARLEY AND NICCO TAKES CARE OF HIM. IF HARLEY CRYS FOR ANY REASON AT ALL NICCO IS NOT SATISFIED UNTIL SHE KNOWS HE IS OK. THEY SLEEP TOGETHER ALL THE TIME CURLED UP TO ONE ANOTHER. SO NOW SAY PITBULLS ARE NOT NICE. RAISE THEM RIGHT AND THEY WILL BE THE BEST FAMILY MEMBER EVER.

  • As a standard for female dogs. There 1st yr of life they will go into heat once. Once you get past that yr. She will go into heat twice a yr. You will be able to better time it when she goes into heat the 1st time. After that it will be at the same time the next yr and then every 6 months after that. Please look at Pit bull sites and realize how over populated we are with pups. Why not get her spayed instead?

  • 1) If you are asking questions on breeding here (YA) then you do not need to know.

    2) If you are planning on breeding your dogs, don't.

    3) Breed plays no part in heat cycle. All intact females cycle about twice a year.

    4) Do your own research, get a mentor and find out how much time, money and property destruction comes with breeding dogs responsibly and correctly before doing anything stupid.

4 thoughts on “how often does a pitbull go into heat and how long does it last?”

  1. I also have a pitbull and chiwawa who are the best of friends they cuddle together and clean each other’s wounds and ears it is the most loving part of both these breeds. ….hell my chiwawa is the boss not the pitbull ….she is a big gentle loving caring giant and I’m tired of people talking shit about pits ….know your facts or shut up

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  2. I have a pit bull we rescued at five weeks. She is just now a year old and is happily cuddled up with my ten year old standard poodle. They are best friends and both very loving to other people and animals. Raise them right and pit bulls are great family members.

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  3. I have a 6 month old full blooded red nose and and full blooded 8 month old brindle pitbull they’re very territorial and very loving .people these days talk down on pitbulls cuz of there brewed .they are only aggressive by how they’re treated and raised up.so u have people have no right to judge a pitbull because of their breed .look a lot chows they’re the most dangerous dog

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