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#1 frisbeegirl

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:35 AM

Hi am now in the wonderful transition from puppyhood to young adult Border collie.

Keeva is 8 months and was wondering how old generally are BC females when they have their first heat?

I will spay her but with all female dogs that I have had and trained I like them to go into heat first.

I know not all will agree. My vet is on board.

Begining stock training later this month in NC.

Was wondering if I should be thinking about that first heat?

Thanks for any input.





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#2 Jim Kling

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

My impression is that it varies a lot by individual. Bonny went into heat at around 8 or 9 months.
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#3 Tommy Coyote

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

My dog was 12 months.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

One of my pups is in now at 11months, the other, her littermate, doesn't even look close.
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#5 frisbeegirl

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:29 PM

Thank You !





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#6 Rave

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:20 PM

Anywhere from 6 months to 1.5 - 2 years.


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