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Q. Do you know when my 4 month old GSD will go into heat? Also, what would be the earliest I could breed her?
I have a seven year old male stud. I just got a four month old german shepherd female. I was wondering about what time will she probably go into heat. When would be the earliest I could breed her...agewise?

Thanks

A. They go into season between 6 and 15 months. No one knows when it will happen.

X-ray the female before breeding her to be sure that her hips are OK.

Females can be bred after the x-ray and as young as 18 months. I would never do it sooner.
  
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