My Cocker Spaniel's First Season

My Cocker Spaniel's First Season

My Cocker Spaniel's First Season

Hi there, Just need some information and advice as my 9 month old seems to have started her season as we have noticed dogs seem to be very interested in her and her bits have swollen.

This has been apparent for just over a week but she doesn't seem to be bleeding. I understand I must keep her on the lead and away from other dogs, but I'm not sure for how long and what the duration will be.

Many thanks
Claire Ward

Reply from Pauline (Web Owner)

Hello Claire,

Your Cocker's season will last for 3 weeks, and she will probably bleed for 7 days - any bleeding will usually occur during the middle of the 3 weeks, but that very much depends on the dog.

As this is your dog's first season, she may not have a 'normal' bleed and her timing may be out a couple of days either side but this should settle down after a couple of seasons. Keep an eye on her and record her seasons so that you can 'predict' and prepare for future seasons.

If you don't want your Cocker to become pregnant, I recommend that you keep her on a lead when out walking, and away from male dogs, for the full 3 weeks.

You might want to speak to your vet about having her spayed when her season ends - particularly if you've no plans to breed. You can learn more about the pros and cons of neutering dogs here.

Good luck with whatever you decide!

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Puppy in season maybe
by: Brenda

My cocker spaniel is about 8 months old. I didn't even know she was in season until I seen my neighbors dog on top of her!

There is no blood. I have never been around a dog in season. All my dogs have been fixed. I unfortunately haven't had time to take This one in!

Now her appointment isn't until next week! I'm stressed!

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my cocker spaniel first season
by: Anonymous

My cocker won't use it, this is her first season.. Is this normal ?

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first season
by: Phillippa Price

Hi, my cocker spaniel is 9 months old and has just had her first season, all went well, she coped well. It's the third almost court week and her nipples are still quite erect is this something to do with maturity or part of her being in season?

Many thanks

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Her First Season
by: Anonymous

The advice given above is good advice, especially if you don't like to see dogs in the pound or puppies being euthanised.

There are too many unwanted puppies being killed.

Unless you're a professional breeder who understands the intricacies of the breeding process and pairs their dogs with great care, I wouldn't recommend breeding from your dog.

Simply enjoy her! :-)

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Cocker's First Season
by: Anonymous

My cocker spaniel bitch didn't bleed at all during her first season. In fact, we almost missed it!

We noticed that male dogs were taking an 'interest' in her and that she had become a little 'cuddly'. It wasn't until we were talking to another dog owner about her 'symptoms' that we realised she was in heat!

Duh!

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