Question by  Ginny (2251)

What is the average age of first heat for a boxer dog?

Our puppy seems too young, but has the symptoms.


Answer by  Bowling300 (101)

On average most dogs would experience this between 11 to 13 months old. An early "heat" cycle for dogs sometimes would be from 6 to 9 months old. Anything less than that you should take the dog to the local vet for a check up.


Answer by  ofnik (409)

mostly the average age would be 11-14 month, but there are cases in which the occur before hand or later. If you are not sure about the situation, you should take her to the vet for a examination.


Answer by  Cvt (149)

Dogs will have 1 or 2 heat cycles a year, usually starting at 6 months of age. Although there are always exceptions. The first heat cycle is often silent, you won't notice the symptoms, such as a swollen vulva, minor bloody discharge, occasional aggressive behviour. When in doubt, take her to your veterinarian.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

They can start as early as four or five months old but you are right that is way to young her body isn't done growing whatever you do keep the males away from her it could cause her serious health problems if she were to be bred at such a young age and the puppies may be stillborn.


Answer by  Brald (165)

A dog can go into heat as early as 4 months but it is usually around 6 months for their first heat.


Answer by  salina (943)

The average age of a larger breed is anywhere from 6-9 months. Symptoms include but not always is swelling of the Vulva area (or back end of the female), signs also would be a white milky discharge, followed by a pinkish discharge. If all else fails you can always tell by male dogs coming around and howling.

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